High school mathletes from all over Oregon converged on Central Oregon Community College Thursday.
It’s called The Number Games and it’s been a tradition since 1978.
This is their first time back to compete in three years and nearly 150 students signed up. They participate in five math-focused challenges including a relay race, scavenger hunt and a bingo-themed calculus game.
“My favorite quote I got from a student who came up here as a college student. She talked to me a couple of years after she’d been at the math contest and she said, ‘Yeah, you know, I thought it would be a total dork fest, but it was really fun,’” said COCC math professor Becky Plassmann.
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The students also have the chance to win scholarships.
The top 12% in each category get invited to the annual Oregon Invitational Mathematics Tournament at the University of Oregon in May.