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MMC celebrated Pi Day 2016 with the annual writing contest sponsored by the Department of Mathematics. Entrants submitted an original sentence, paragraph, poem or short story using the digits of π in order (3.14159265359…). Entries were judged by Profs. Wat, Ching, Margolin, and Meyers on cleverness, interest, and length. Monetary prizes ($100, $31.41, $3.14) were awarded to the best student entries.
Every year, the Mathematics department holds a College-wide π-Day contest. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to submit an original sentence, paragraph, poem, or short story that uses the digits of π in order (π ≈ 3.1415926..).
Each month the Mathematics Department offers a math prize problem – a mathematical brain teaser – with a first prize of $25, a second prize of $15, and, of course, bragging rights. These problems do not require advanced knowledge of mathematics, just a curious mind and a willingness to slug it out with the problem.
Get to know Marymount Manhattan College’s exceptional and accomplished faculty in the Department of Mathematics.