Duke Math Meet

Seeking solutions at annual contest
January 31, 2010

A record crowd of nearly 300 high school students traveled to Durham in late October to participate in the annual Duke Math Meet (DMM). Organized by the members of the Duke University Mathematics Union and sponsored by the mathematics department, the all-day DMM provides talented math students an opportunity to meet their peers from other schools and states.

Competitors tackled team problems in the morning and individual problems in the afternoon. There were forty-nine teams in all; the Academy for the Advancement of Science and Technology (AAST), a magnet school in Bergen County, New Jersey, sent the largest contingent of six teams. AAST teams captured first and fifth place in the competition, while teams from Virginia's Thomas Jefferson School of Science and Technology came in second and third.

More than forty Duke students volunteered their time to devise and grade problems, serve breakfast and lunch, and escort teams to their contest sites.