SCF’s Math Team Places in State Mathematics Olympics

(Bradenton, Fla., April 19, 2016) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), math team placed fourth in the state Mathematics Olympics April 9 at the University of North Florida.

The math team from SCF Venice was made up of students David Burrell, Jimmy Cox, Zachary Mullaghy and Gina Panik, with alternates Stephenie Krum and Caio Richmond. Catherine Panik and Mary Beth Headlee were the team coaches.

The state competition consists of a 3-part test. The first part is a 90-minute individual test, followed by a 45-minute, 10-question test that requires a graphing calculator. The final round of the competition is the team portion, in which all members work together on 10 questions. The team has 10 minutes to answer each question.

The competition, sponsored by the University of North Florida Math-Statistics Department and the Florida Two-Year College Mathematics Association, includes individual and team awards. To win a team award, individual test scores are calculated and weighed equally with the team score.

For information, contact Catherine Panik, mathematics professor, at 941-408-1491 or

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