Summer 2009 |
The American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) is an
organization dedicated to providing a national forum for the improvement of
mathematics instruction in the first two years of college. There are
approximately 160 participating community colleges nationally.
MCC was the only college in Nebraska offering the challenging AMATYC math
exam this year. MCC recently offered the AMATYC student math exam at various
MCC campus locations. Forty-eight students competed in round one, and 23
students continued on to compete in round two. Student winners from MCC were
Jeff Manzer and James Eddy.
This national math exam, open only to students at participating community
colleges, has prizes donated by various individuals, corporations and
publishing companies. Current plans are to offer the next AMATYC round one math
exam on Friday, Oct. 16, from 2 to 3 p.m. at Fort Omaha, South Omaha and
Elkhorn Valley Campus Testing Centers. Students do not have to be enrolled in
a math class to participate, and there is no cost to students.