Mathlympics is an annual event held at Lake Sumter State College and facilitated by LSSC Mathematics faculty members. Lake and Sumter county high school teachers are invited to bring up to two four-member teams to participate in a team problem solving competition. The 2016 competition will be held on Friday, April 15 in the Gym on the Leesburg Campus.
Schedule of Events:
- 12 - 12:30 light refreshments
- 12:30- 1:30 competition
- 1:30 awards ceremony
Calculators will be allowed (Calculators up through TI-84 will be allowed during the competition. If you are planning to use a non-TI calculator, please present it to one of the judges for approval). LSSC will provide TI-84 calculators during the competition for those schools that use a TI-Nspire at their schools. There will be 35 – 40 questions. We will have awards for the top teams (not including the same school twice).
All questions are at the pre-calculus level.
The rules are:
- 4 students to a team – no substitutes
- They may work the problems in any order they choose
- Once a problem is turned in, it cannot be retrieved and reworked
Scoring is based on how quickly, compared to other teams, a team turns in a correct answer. Example: The first team to turn in problem #25 with the correct answer gets 20 points; the second team to answer that problem correctly gets 15 points; the third team gets 12 points, etc.
Maps & Directions Leesburg Campus: The Leesburg campus of LSSC is at 9501 US HWY 441 across from the Lowes and Cracker Barrel between Leesburg and Tavares west of lake Square Mall. For assistance with directions to this campus, please call (352) 787-3747.
Map of Leesburg Campus