Math students at Pellissippi State Community College went head to head with students from other two-year institutions from the Southeast in two rounds of the 2010-2011 Student Math League competition. The competition is sponsored by the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges.
Pellissippi State was one of only two community colleges in Tennessee to participate. A total of 132 of the school’s students took part in at least of the two rounds of competition—the round-one AMATYC multiple-choice test in the fall and the round-two test in the spring—and final scores were released last week. Twenty-nine colleges from the Southeast competed, and Pellissippi State came out in 14th position.
“We submit our five highest test scores from students who have not yet earned a two-year or higher degree. That’s our team score,” said Bobby Jackson, associate professor of Mathematics and coordinator of the competition.