Mu Alpha Theta is the national high school and two-year college mathematics honor society with 93,300 student members in June 2012 in more than 1950 schools. The society is dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school and two-year college students.
This year is Suncoast High School’s first time hosting the Mu Alpha Theta (National Mathematics Honor Society) regional competition this coming Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. More than 17 schools from Palm Beach, Orange, Seminole, and Brevard counties will participate in the day of mathematics competitions.
Students will participate in both individual and team tests in the subjects of geometry, algebra II, statistics, precalculus, and calculus. The day culminates with the Mu Alpha Theta awards ceremony.
Winners from Saturday’s competition will continue to compete at the annual state-wide Mu Alpha Theta convention held in April. According to Suncoast High Mu Alpha Theta club sponsor, Beth Bobay, “Our students are excited to be hosting this regional competition and are hopeful their performance will enable them to compete at the state-level competition.”
The first Mu Alpha Theta National Convention was held at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas in 1968. Each year the convention brings together hundreds of teachers and students from across the country for five days of math-related events.
REF: PBCSD (Press Release) Public Affairs Office. January 2013