# Welcome to the

The Department offers a variety of mathematics and statistics courses. The courses prepare students to transfer to a college or university to major in mathematics, engineering, the physical or life sciences, business, liberal studies, and a host of other majors as well as support a variety of certificate programs and associate’s degrees.

#### What’s Happening in the Mathematics and Statistics Department

**Math Club**: The Math Club is meeting on Thursdays from 12:00-1:00PM in room 849 on the Marysville campus. Email professor Mark Lydon at mlydon@yccd.edu for more information.

**Student Mathematics League Competition (AKA the AMATYC test): **The AMATYC Student Math League Competition Exam is administered once each semester (time and date details will be posted when determined).

- The exam is a 20 questions multiple choice exam where correct answers receive 2 points, and incorrect answers receive -0.5, so guessing is discouraged.
- Each student will have 1 hour to take the exam. You do not have to show up right at noon to get 1 hour. Each student will be given an hour from the time they start the exam.
- Competition rules can be found at https://amatyc.org/page/SMLRules
- Examples of previous exams can be found at https://amatyc.org/page/SMLPastQuestions

##### Past Events

**Student Mathematics League Competition (AKA the AMATYC test): **Friday, October 25, 2019, noon to 1:00 PM in room 843. Here is the current AMATYC Test flyer. You can also visit the Student Mathematics League web page for more information.

**History of Math Writing Contest**: Submissions are due November 7, 2019. The contest is open to all students in Spring, Summer, and Fall 2019. See the History of Math Writing Contest Flyer for more details.

**Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month Activities: **Activities will be held in the Hard Math Cafe Annex (room 702) starting Monday, April 8 until Friday, April 26 (here is the flyer). Each day has a new activity that students can win a raffle ticket for completing. There are a lot of cool prizes (such as calculators, school supplies, fun math t-shirts, a math clock, and we’re supposed to get Starbucks gift cards too). Each day of the week has a different theme. Here is what the schedule will look like:

- Mondays: Students complete worksheets (some will be time-based)
- Tuesdays: Students draw up a lesson of a topic they are learning in class that week (or another topic that I have chosen)
- Wednesdays: Students complete 2 questions to earn one raffle for each
- Thursdays: Students compete in speed arithmetic challenges (each week will get increasingly more difficult)
- Fridays: Students can participate in a Probability Dice game
- Raffle at 12:00 PM

**Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month Film Festival:** There will be three films shown in April. All movies start at 4:00 p.m. in room M-846 (here’s the film festival flyer). Also visit www.mathstatmonth.org for more details about Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month.

- Monday, April 15. Rise of the Hackers
- Monday, April 22. A Brilliant Young Mind
- Monday, April 29. Big Dreams–Young Women Entering STEM Fields

**2018 Math Poetry Contest**: Submission due by Wednesday, March 21. See the Math Poetry Flyer for more details.

**Pie Day Festivities: **Wednesday, 3/14, in the quad (weather permitting, otherwise it will be held in the library lobby). The event will include pie for sale by the slice, raffles to win prizes, a Pi memorization contest, and a Scavenger hunt. Here is a Pi Day Flyer with more information and a Pi Memorization flyer.

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