March 16, 2012
-- Don Bosco Technical Institute will host a mathematics competition open to all seventh and eighth grade students on Saturday, March 31. The 40th annual event will challenge students’ creativity and innovative skills in problem solving, offering prizes for highest individual and school team scores.
During the competition, a workshop will be provided for middle school teachers, examining each problem used on the test, to facilitate classroom discussion of the concepts. The workshop will be led by instructional expert and textbook author Michael Hattar, a longtime Bosco Tech math teacher.
“The competition exposes middle-school students to math problems that are original and creative,” says Bosco Tech’s Math Department Chairman Terence deSousa. “As a STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) school, Bosco Tech supports advanced mathematics in the fields of the sciences and engineering. The competition encourages students to explore mathematics and related fields.”
The competition begins at 8 a.m. The cost is $3 per student. Contact Terence deSousa at (626) 940-2123 or email@example.com for more information. Online registration and sample tests with solutions are available on the school’s website, www.boscotech.edu. The deadline for registration is March 25.
Bosco Tech is the only all-male Catholic high school in the state that uniquely integrates college-preparatory curriculum with a comprehensive, four-year, project-based science and technology program. The academic curriculum allows students to meet university admission requirements while completing extensive integrated coursework in one of five technology and engineering-
related fields: Architecture and Construction Engineering;
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering;
Integrated Design, Engineering and Art; Materials Science, Engineering and Technology; and Media Arts and Technology. For further information about Bosco Tech, please call (626) 940-2000 or visit www.boscotech.edu.