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2024 Integration Competition

February 29, 2024

The Integration Competition (held 4 times in the past at this university, funded by AARMS), is a head-to-head competition, in which all first-year calculus students are eligible to compete. Integrals of increasing difficulty are projected, and two students work head to head, to solve it first. The winner moves on, and the other student is eliminated. This process moves through successive rounds until only 2 students are left, solving a challenging problem in integration. This generates excitement about mathematics among first year students, aids in recruitment of students to the mathematics major program, and provides motivation for students to engage more deeply with the curriculum in first-year calculus. This event will also serve as an outreach opportunity to connect first-year students with upper-year students, and to discuss opportunities available to math students.

Details

Date:
February 29, 2024
Event Category:

Venue

Saint Francis Xavier University
4130 University Avenue
Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 2W5 Canada
Website:
https://www.stfx.ca

Organizer

Ryan Lukeman
Phone:
9028674920
Email:
rlukeman@stfx.ca