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(April 1, 2014) -- For the 26th consecutive year, The University of Texas at San Antonio will welcome 1,500 of the state's best middle school math and science students to compete in the Texas Math and Science Coaches Association (TMSCA) State Meet. The competition runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 5 on the second floor of the McKinney Humanities Building on the UTSA Main Campus.

Competition categories include:

  • Number Sense with a 10-minute, 80-question mental math test covering all middle school mathematics courses.
  • Science competition challenges students to do a wide range of reading in biology, chemistry and physics to gain an understanding of the significance of experiments, rather than to recall details.
  • Calculator Applications contest includes calculations involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, roots, powers, exponential, logarithms, trigonometric functions and inverse trigonometric functions.
  • Mathematics competition tests knowledge and understanding in the areas of algebra I and algebra II, geometry, trigonometry, math analysis, analytic geometry, pre-calculus and elementary calculus.

The competition directly supposts program to encourage students to pursue careers in STEM fields, and annually adds more than $250,000 to the San Antonio economy. Additionally, students from big cities and small towns gain equal exposure to a university environment.

For more information, contact Greg Wene, UTSA mathematics professor, at 210-288-0444.

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Established in 1981, TMSCA is an organization formed by Texas math and science teachers to promote excellence in math and science through competition. The organization promotes uniformity in practice meets to prepare students for the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Competition.

 

 

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