Students Showcase Skills at the Fifth Annual Mathematics Tournament

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Article by: Joe Clark,

LARGO, Md.— Mathematics students from 11 community colleges in the Washington metropolitan area will battle for cash prizes and title of the area’s top team at the Prince George’s Community College Fifth Annual Mathematics Tournament, April 20, 9:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m., Largo Student Center, Community Rooms A, B and C.  

“The annual competition is designed to showcase the outstanding mathematic capabilities of community college students,” said Maria Jane Thoundayil, associate professor of mathematics at Prince George’s Community College. “Individual intelligence will play a role in the tournament’s outcome, but the most important life-lesson for the students will be what they learn about working together as a team,” she added. 

Exclusive to two-year colleges, the mathematics competition will feature Carroll Community College, Cecil Community College, Community College of Baltimore County (Catonsville), Frederick Community College, Hagerstown Community College, Harford Community College, Montgomery College (Germantown), Montgomery College (Rockville), Montgomery College (Takoma Park), Northern Virginia Community College (Annandale) and Prince George's Community College. 

Each team consists of three to four students who will participate in two rounds and a tie breaker, if needed. Mathematics topics include college algebra, number theory, logic, trigonometry and geometry and probability and statistics. The program will end with an awards ceremony where cash prizes, trophy and medals will be awarded to the top three teams. 

For more information about the mathematics competition, call 301-546-0421. 

Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs, Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro, and John Eager Howard Community Center. For more information, visit the college website at, follow on Twitter,  Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn and tune-in to Transforming Lives at Prince George’s Community College, Mondays at 11 a.m.  



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