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1,700 students to participate in math contest

More than 1,700 students in grades six through 12 will be testing their mathematical skills at the 36th annual Tri-College University Mathematics Contest held at Minnesota State University Moorhead on Wednesday, March 17.

The competition consists of three levels: two high school levels for students in grades 11-12 and students in grades 9-10; and a middle school level for students in grades 6-8. Fifty schools are expected to participate in either the large school division or the small school division.

"The contest is meant to encourage those students who are really good in math to keep at it and to do more with it," said Wally Sizer, MSUM's math contest coordinator. "We hope students walk away with a positive feeling about their skills and the math field in general."

Students may participate in the individual written exam and/or the team exam. The top four teams and top 10 individuals in each division will be recognized.

Events are held throughout the campus. For more information or location information for photos, contact Wally Sizer, 218-477-4014 or, or Tim Harms, 218-477-4016 or