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Growing ‘Math-In’ event helps students sum up semester

The NDSU Math Club and the mathematics department have created a 12-year tradition that helps students prepare for finals week.

Aptly titled “Math-In,” the event is a 10-hour tutoring session at the end of every semester. It provides a significant service to students, as demonstrated by an increasing number of participants each year and recent record attendance.

The first “Math-In” had less than 100 participants. During the next few years, attendance increased modestly each semester. Recently, however, there has been an upsurge in attendance.

The fall 2011 “Math-In” had 358 participants, an all-time record. And this spring was a close second with 353 participants. Organizers said, while not a record, it was the busiest spring “Math-In” by far, considering spring semester enrollment is usually lower.

Jim Coykendall, James A. Meier professor and mathematics professor, said the event’s impact extends beyond NDSU too. “A number of NDSU mathematics doctoral graduate students have initiated clones of the ‘Math-In’ in their new home departments, particularly at the University of South Dakota, Morningside College and Armstrong Atlantic State University,” he said. “This is a great example of how NDSU is influencing the world of mathematics both locally and globally.”  

NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.

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