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Mathematics Awareness Month 2006
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Madison Area Technical College
Madison, Wisconsin

Friday April 7, 2006

The MATC math club had a day-long celebration on Friday April 7, 2006 to celebrate Mathematics Awareness Month 2006.  The day included a special guest lecture, a mathematics competition for high school students entitled "WHO WANTS TO BE A SUPER MATHEMATICIAN?", a pie eating contest, and a poster competition for MATC students.

The mathematics competition involved ten area high school students who answered multiple choice questions about pre-calculus mathematics.  The competition was adapted from  ABC's "WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE?", and was back by popular demand from the previous two years.  To qualify for the competition, each student had to do well on a preliminary exam taken at his or her school.  The score on that exam earned each contestant a proportional number of "lottery tickets."  Before the competition began, students took a quiz to earn more lottery tickets.  All the lottery tickets were then placed in a can and a new name was drawn for each successive round.

Schedule for MATC's Mathematics Awareness Month Celebration 2006

(Links on the events below will take you to pictures of those events)
 

 

List of Contestants for WHO WANTS TO BE A SUPER MATHEMATICIAN

Student NameSchool NameTeacher Name
Katherine Williams Arrowhead High School; Hartland, WI  
  Madison East High School; Madison, WI  
  Baraboo High School; Baraboo, WI  
  James Madison Memorial High School; Madison, WI  
Maggie Cerrina Edgewood High School; Madison, WI  
Yuting Deng Madison West High School; Madison, WI  
  Malcolm Shabazz City High School; Madison, WI  
Andy Martin Marquette University High School; Milwaukee, WI  
  Nicolet High School; Glendale, WI  
Andrew Bolanowski Rufus King High School; Milwaukee, WI  
  Waunakee High School; Waunakee, WI  

 

Welcome Address Pictures


Bettsey Barhorst, MATC President, welcomes participants to the day's events.

Bettsey Barhorst, MATC President, welcomes participants to the day's events.
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Guest Lecture Pictures


UW-Madison Professor Nigel Boston begins his guest lecture.
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Round #1 Pictures and Summary

(In a nutshell: Yuting Deng of Madison West High School answered 4 questions correctly, but then answered the 5th question incorrectly, resulting in a prize of $2.00)
 
 
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Round #2 Pictures and Summary

(In a nutshell: Andy Martin of Marquette High School answered won a prize of $2.00)
 
 
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Round #3 Pictures and Summary

(In a nutshell: ___ ___ of ___ High School answered ___ questions correctly, but then answered the ___ question incorrectly, resulting in a prize of $___)
 
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Round #4 Pictures and Summary

(In a nutshell: Maggie Cerrina of Edgewood High School answered won a prize of $2.00)
 
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Round #5 Pictures and Summary

(In a nutshell: Katehrine Williams of Arrowhead High School answered won a prize of $16.00)
 
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Round #6 Pictures and Summary

(In a nutshell: Andrew Bolanowski of Rufus King High School answered 12 questions correctly, resulting in a prize of $1,024.00)
 
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Math Morsels and Mayhem Pictures

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PIe Eating Contest Pictures


Men's PIe Eating Contest $25 co-winner Jacob Vincent

Men's PIe Eating Contest $25 co-winner Jacob Tschetter

Women's PIe Eating Contest $50 winner Claire Cope.
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Poster Competition Pictures

(In a nutshell: Four cash prizes from $25 to $10 were awarded as shown below.)
 

$25 first prize poster by Bethany Rahn

$15 second place poster by Matt Fair

$15 second place poster by George Demosthenous, a student of Nataliya Batina's

$10 fourth place poster by Jeremiah Hellenbrand, a student of Gaila Olsen's

 


entry by Mike Croft, a student in Gaila Olsen's Calculus 1 class

entry by Judy Warzel, a student of Gaila Olsen's

entry by Derek Froehle and Lauren Robarge, students in Gaila Olsen's Calculus 1 class

entry by Jamie Christensen, a student in Gaila Olsen's Algebra Concepts class

entry by Bryan Hanneman, a student in Gaila Olsen's Calculus 1 class 
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Lunch Pictures


Our emcee, George Alexander

MATC Math club President, Jeganathan "Sri" Sriskandarajah

MATC Math club President, Jeganathan "Sri" Sriskandarajah

Question Writer Dave Sarocka

Dave Kasten, graphical artist

Heidi Hillman, invaluable volunteer

MATC Math club President, Jeganathan "Sri" Sriskandarajah

Al Lehnen, Question Writer
("2 + 2 is this much...")

Heidi Hillman and Dave Kasten at the registration desk

Flynn Dustrud, Question Writer and Powerpoint operator

Our emcee, George Alexander
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Our Sponsors

Jody Thrush and Marian Timmerman of the MATC Arts & Sciences Division Robert Dinndorf of the MATC Foundation
Ellen Brothers of American Girl Thomas Golden of Mortensen, Matzelle, & Meldrum, Inc.
Rajan Sheth of Mead and Hunt Inc. Ann Hlavin of Capitol Bank
Herbert H. Kohl Charities Inc. Jim Rodman of State Farm Insurance
Patti Kearney of MacKichan Software, Inc. Catherine Boucher of Wolfram Research, Inc.
Catherine Heiman and Jean Alt of the MATC bookstore Steve Stembridge and Elizabeth Haefele of McGraw-Hill
Barbara Waters of Placon Corporation Joe Alexander of the Alexander Company
Bob Schmeid of Odana Tire Center Becky Keitel of Keitel Corporation
Mary Braucht of Top Promotions, Inc. Judy Lowell of American Family Insurance
Gloria Gabriel of Thomson Publishing Rajesh Rawal of Burger King
Rosemary Kleinheinz of Mennenga Tax & Financial Service Nora Martinez of Texas Instruments
Annita Bartels of Wiley Publishing  

 

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