FLORENCE – The 34th Pee Dee Regional High School Mathematics Tournament will be held at Francis Marion University Tuesday, Dec. 7.

Registered to participate are 276 students from 17 area high schools. The event is co-sponsored by the FMU Department of Mathematics and the Pee Dee Education Center.

Scheduled in Chapman Auditorium of the McNair Science Building from 9:50 a.m. until 2:15 p.m., the tournament consists of all students taking a written mathematics exam in the morning and a team competition in the afternoon. Thomas Fitzke, FMU math professor and chair of the FMU math department, will be a guest speaker, followed by a box lunch.

Fitzke earned the B.S. degree in mathematics from Salisbury State University in Maryland, the M.S. degree in mathematics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and the Ph.D. degree in mathematics from George Washington University. He was also a graduate teaching assistant at Virginia Tech and George Washington.

For more information, contact Damon Scott, associate professor of mathematics and tournament supervisor, at (843) 661-1586. For the competition schedule, go to http://departments.fmarion.edu/mathematics/competition/hp_competition.htm.

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