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WIU Hosts ICTM Math Contest Feb. 21

February 18, 2009


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MACOMB, IL - - Some 200 high school students from eight west-central Illinois high schools will compete in the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) Regional Math Contest Saturday, Feb. 21 at Western Illinois University. The day begins with 9:30 a.m. written exams in Morgan Hall and concludes with a 1:45 p.m. awards ceremony in Morgan Hall 109.

Participants at the Western Illinois site are in Divisions IA - - enrollment of 399 or less - - and 2A - - enrollment of 400-999 in grades 9-12. Students will have written and oral exams and compete as individuals, two-person and eight-person teams. Among the topics they will compete in are algebra I and II, geometry, pre-calculus and calculator. Students and/or teams achieving pre-established minimum standards will advance to the state finals May 2 in Champaign-Urbana (IL).

Participating schools include, by county, include:

CASS COUNTY
BEARDSTOWN - - Beardstown High School

HANCOCK COUNTY
CARTHAGE - - Illini West High School

HENDERSON COUNTY
BIGGSVILLE - - West Central High School

HENRY COUNTY
GENESEO - - Geneseo High School

McDONOUGH COUNTY
MACOMB โ€“ Macomb Jr./Sr. High School

PIKE COUNTY
PITTSFIELD - - Pittsfield High School

ROCK ISLAND COUNTY
ROCK ISLAND โ€“ Alleman High School

WARREN COUNTY
Monmouth - - United High School

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