Around Campus - 43rd Annual H. S. Math Contest

Posted by Andy Cunningham on April 5, 2024 at 6:37 PM

This morning, Fitchburg State University Mathematics Department  hosted its 43rd Elizabeth Haskins Mathematics Contest, welcoming 170 students from nine regional high schools. The annual event is named  for Elizabeth Haskins, a Fitchburg State mathematics professor who retired in 1978 and passed away in 2004.

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Topics: Mathematics

Students compete in College Fed Challenge

Posted by Andy Cunningham on October 20, 2023 at 9:45 AM

Fitchburg State University this year joined the College Fed Challenge, a national competition wherein teams of undergraduate students from across the country analyze economic and financial conditions and develop monetary policy recommendations. Their proposals are then offered in formal presentations to teams of judges.

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Topics: Student Experience, Clubs and Organizations, Economics, History, and Political Science, Mathematics

Around Campus - Spring Has Sprung - Math Outside

Posted by Andy Cunningham on April 12, 2023 at 2:30 PM

When the weather warms in North Central Massachusetts, you don't let it go to waste, which is likely why Mathematics Professor Nermin Bayazit held her Informal Math Modeling class outside on the Hammond Hall Patio this afternoon. The course covers relations, patterns and functions using multiple representations and focusing on the manner in which these concepts connect to mathematical ideas specified in the Massachusetts Mathematics Curriculum Frameworks.

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Topics: Student Experience, Health and Natural Sciences, Mathematics

Around Campus - Precalculus

Posted by Andy Cunningham on March 23, 2023 at 10:00 AM

Mathematics Professor Ben Levy reviews problems with students in his Precalculus class. The course prepares students for the study of calculus. Topics covered include real numbers, equations and inequalities and analytic geometry, as well as polynomial, rational, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions. 

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Topics: Programs and Majors, Health and Natural Sciences, Mathematics