OMAHA – More than 600 students from nearly 20 schools across the Omaha-metro area will visit the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) campus Friday, April 10, to cheer on classmates that will be competing in the third annual Calculus Bee.
Two sets of 54 students will compete against each other in a pair of competitions by testing their knowledge of complex math problems.
The simultaneous competitions will be taking place inside UNO’s Community Engagement Center and College of Public Affairs and Community Service building beginning at 11:45 a.m.
The top eight scores from the first round will then compete in a live head-to-head matchup to determine an overall winner.
The participating students were selected from a group of hundreds, who had to complete an entrance exam to participate.
Schools being represented at the Bee include:
- Abraham Lincoln
- Bellevue East
- Bellevue West
- Millard North
- Millard South
- Omaha Bryan
- Omaha North
- Omaha Northwest
- Papio-LaVista South
- Papillion LaVista
- Skutt Catholic
Before and after the Calculus Bee, UNO will also host performances of “Calculus: The Musical,” a comedic musical performance about one of math’s toughest subjects.
This year's presentation will feature new songs and entertaiment compared to previous years.
The two showings will take place in the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. More than 900 students have already RSVPed for the shows.
The show is a traveling performance piece put on by MATHEATER, which is part of the Know Theatre of Cincinnati.
Each showing should last approximately one hour.
For questions, please contact Charley Reed, UNO Associate Director of Media Relations, at email@example.com or by phone at 402.554.2129.
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