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This past Monday, Augsburg hosted the 7th Annual Math Jeopardy competition in front of an enthusiastic audience. Students from Augsburg, Concordia-St. Paul, Macalester, and St. Thomas competed. Macalester won the competition, and Augsburg finished one point away from a tie for second place. The questions featured calculus and discrete math topics as well as categories like presidential math and math in the movies. There was even an entire category on how Ryan Gosling expresses himself with math (thanks to Miles Ott). In keeping with tradition, no alternative facts were used.
Many thanks to Unbounded math club officers, AlexAnn Koecher, Bob Laskowski, Nazih Safi, Hannah Whitington, and Thomas Kukowski, for helping organize the competition and also to the Augsburg mathletes who participated: Lidiya Ahmed, Lexander Boukal, Alice Coffman, Stewart Hagen, Lewis Istok, Bob Laskowski, and Alex Sushko. A very special thanks to Matt Haines for compiling the questions and then being the master of ceremonies.