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Taylor Hosts Second Annual High School Math Field Day

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An estimated 150 students from five area high schools are expected at the Second Annual High School Math Field Day, scheduled Thursday, March 17, at the Euler Science Complex at Taylor University. The event is jointly hosted by Taylor and Indiana Wesleyan University; professors and students from both schools will staff the event.

According to event planners, this year’s Field Day filled quickly due to the popularity of last year’s inaugural event at IWU. High schools sending students include Eastbrook and King’s Academy from Grant County, Blackford High School from neighboring Blackford County, and Tri-Central and Westfield High Schools from Tipton and Hamilton Counties respectively.

During the event, scheduled to run from 9 am to 2 pm, students will participate in three different math-related activities, including a math steeplechase with stations and hands-on group-oriented activities; Desmos exercises using a computer program to challenge student competencies in graphing and functions; and a basketball shootout—an exercise in which teams predict how to score the highest point totals shooting a basketball from one, two, and three-point range.

“We are really excited to host these students on the Taylor University campus,” said Dr. Ron Benbow, Professor of Mathematics at Taylor University. “It will be a great opportunity for them to experience college life and learning, and it’s a wonderful opportunity for the combined faculty and staff from IWU and Taylor to work together on a fun, collaborative effort. We are looking forward to a great day.”


8:30-9:00    Registration

9:00-9:20    Welcome

9:30-10:20   Activity 1

10:30-11:20 Activity 2

11:30-1:00   Lunch (Dining Commons)

1:00-1:50    Activity 3

2:00           Dismissal