Maths Day attracts hundreds of high school students to ANU

Thursday, May 25, 2017 — Maths Day 2017 will attract a record number of high school maths enthusiasts from New South Wales and the ACT to The Australian National University (ANU) on Friday.

Media are invited to attend as 200 year 11 and 12 students will take part in maths challenges designed to build teamwork skills and promote a love of maths.

The day will culminate with a relay, a test of brainpower and physical stamina.

The event has been running since 1982. Participants will travel from Canberra and surrounds, Sydney, Wollongong, South Coast and Southern Highlands to take part in the day.

ANU Maths Day isn’t all about being the cleverest or the brightest. Activities are designed to ensure that everyone can have a go and have fun while taking part in some healthy and rigorous competition.

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WHAT: ANU Maths Day 2017

WHO: 40 teams of high school students from New South Wales and ACT, and ANU Associate Professor Stephen Roberts from the ANU Mathematical Sciences Institute.

WHERE: ANU Sports Hall, Building 19, North Road, ANU

WHEN: 9.15am, Friday 26 May 2017

 

For media assistance please contact Kate Prestt in the ANU Media Office on 02 6125 7979 or at media@anu.edu.au

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