RIT/NTID Sponsors Math Competition

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Middle School Students Will Test Their “Mathletics”

Students with hearing loss can participate in Upstate New York’s first-ever MATHCOUNTS® mini-math competition that will take place Oct. 14 at Rochester Institute of Technology.

This competition – specifically for middle school students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing – is designed to promote math as fun and engaging. The event will also serve as a preview of NTID’s first annual MATHCOUNTS® competition on Mar. 24.

Area middle school students with hearing loss can find the registration form, the agenda, and more information online at www.rit.edu/NTID/MATHCOUNTS.

The mini-math competition runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room #1300 in the CSD Student Development Center on the RIT campus and features three rounds that test speed and accuracy, teamwork and additional “mathletic” skills.

Additionally, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., participants will have the opportunity to enjoy rock climbing, team building and other challenging activities on RIT’s campus.

Prizes will be awarded to the first 20 participants who register and to first-, second- and third-place finishers in the competition. Parents and teachers are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided.

MATHCOUNTS® is a national enrichment, coaching and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement through grassroots involvement in every U.S. state and territory.

Rochester Institute of Technology is internationally recognized as a leader in computing, engineering, imaging technology, fine and applied arts, and for providing unparalleled support services for students with hearing loss. RIT is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, where more than 1,100 students with hearing loss from around the world study, live, and socialize with 14,400 hearing students on RIT’s Rochester, N.Y., campus. U.S. News and World Report has consistently ranked RIT among the nation’s leading comprehensive universities.