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UGA-Griffin to host 2014 Math Milieu for local elementary students

Athens, Ga. – More than 150 students from Griffin-Spalding County School District elementary schools are expected to compete in the fourth annual Math Milieu competition on May 3 at the Student Learning Center on the University of Georgia Griffin campus.

Participating schools may bring up to five students per each grade-first through fifth-to compete in the contest involving mathematical problems. Medals will be awarded for the top three places in each grade. The cost for each school team is $150. The deadline for school registration is April 4.

The competition will begin at 8 a.m. for first-grade students. During the grade-level competition, each student will receive five tickets. The question will be read to students in grades 1-2. Students in grades 3-5 will read their question independently. Students will write their responses on a dry erase board. Once time is called, the students will put their pens down and show their answers. The monitors will check answers and remove one ticket for incorrect answers. Students will continue to play as long as they have a ticket. The top three students will be recognized for each grade level.

The event is being hosted by the College of Education’s graduate program in mathematics and science education at UGA-Griffin.

For more information, contact Robyn Ovrick at 770-241-1302 or

About UGA-Griffin
Located approximately 40 miles south of Atlanta, the University of Georgia Griffin campus offers undergraduate and graduate majors from five of UGA’s schools and colleges. The varied programs and services on the Griffin campus represent the university’s overall mission of teaching, research and service. Consistently ranked as one of the best universities in the country in U.S. News & World Report’s list of the top public campuses in America, UGA is considered one of the best values among 100 public colleges and universities in Kiplinger’s magazine. The UGA-Griffin campus was named 2013 Best College by the Griffin Daily News. For more information, see