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UNG Oconee Campus Math Club takes home top prize from Alabama competition

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A four-member UNG Oconee Campus team won the 2017 Alabama Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges (AlaMATYC) math tournament Oct. 7 at Shelton State Technical Community College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Team members were Ngoc "Kiera" Thuy An Tran, Stacy Crowe, Edgar Flores and Jessica Guerra.

Everyone knows the cliché practice makes perfect. For a handful of University of North Georgia (UNG) Oconee Campus students, their practice of solving math problems has paid off.

A four-member UNG Oconee Campus team won the 2017 Alabama Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges (AlaMATYC) math tournament Oct. 7 at Shelton State Technical Community College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Team members were Ngoc "Kiera" Thuy An Tran, Stacy Crowe, Edgar Flores and Jessica Guerra.

The competition geared exclusively for freshman and sophomore students is conducted in two parts. In the morning, students are tested individually on 40 multiple-choice calculus questions. In the afternoon, teams solve problems on algebra, geometry, trigonometry and probability in 10-minute increments.

In the individual portion, Thuy An Tran scored the highest overall. She, Crowe and Flores won the team contest, deeming UNG the overall school winner.

David Slutzky, a math club advisor and an associate professor of math at UNG, said the competition as a warm-up to the North Carolina Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges (NCMATYC) Mathematics Competition on Nov. 18 at Forsyth Technical Community College. Then five months later, the club will defend its home turf in the UNG Math Tournament on Gainesville Campus on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

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