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UNI to host eighth annual Math Fair for elementary and middle school students

March 27, 2014
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Brian Townsend, associate professor, mathematics, 319-273-2397, brian.townsend@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Teaching Educators About Mathematics (TEAM) organization will host its eighth annual Math Fair from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 5, in Maucker Union on the UNI campus. The event is free and open to all fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students in the Cedar Valley area.

UNI education majors will facilitate the learning through interactive booths where students and parents can engage in mathematical exploration.

"The Math Fair is an opportunity for these students to engage in mathematics in a fun and interactive manner, which we hope will lead to them enjoying math as they move forward," said Brian Townsend, associate professor of mathematics at UNI. "It also provides these students with a reason to come check out UNI and what we have to offer."

TEAM is a student organization for UNI's elementary and middle-level education majors that focuses on professional development and service. It's an affiliated organization of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and has a sponsorship from the Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

For additional information, contact Townsend at 319-273-2397 or brian.townsend@uni.edu.