Kerrie Brecheisen
Department of Math

KU to host Mathematics and Statistics Math Competition

Mon, 03/13/2023

LAWRENCE – April marks a time to increase the understanding and appreciation of mathematics and statistics and to celebrate their unique role in solving critical real-world problems. The Department of Mathematics at the University of Kansas invites third through 12th grade students from the region to participate in person in its annual math competition April 1. The competition has three levels: third through fifth grades, middle school and high school. The registration link is found on that page. All students are encouraged to participate. Participants must be registered by March 31.

To celebrate the month of April as national Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month (MSAM), the department also will host workshops for fifth graders and host a talk open to the public. Proclamations of April as a month to observe MSAM activities are expected by the Lawrence city mayor and Kansas governor. Over the last 30 years, this outreach program has enabled thousands of students in Kansas to engage in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

For more information on all of the MSAM 2023 events at KU and detailed schedule, please visit the website. The KU MSAM program coordinator is Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, professor of mathematics. The MSAM competition chair is Myunghun Oh.

For more information, contact Kerrie Brecheisen, mathematics department administrative assistant, at 785-864-7305 or

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