NDSU Math Club’s Math-In event has record participation

The NDSU Math Club helped a record number of students prepare for fall semester finals.

A record-breaking 367 students attended the fall 2012 Math-In, a day-long tutoring session where Math Club volunteers help students brush up for finals.

“Our faculty and especially our graduate and undergraduate students did absolutely world-class work at tutoring individuals in math and occasionally, statistics and science,” said Jim Coykendall, James A. Meier professor, mathematics professor and Math Club adviser.

The fall 2011 Math-In previously held the record with 358 participants, while the spring 2012 Math-In had 353 participants.

Since fall 2001, the Math Club has hosted Math-In before finals each semester. This fall, 37 Math Club and mathematics faculty members volunteered for shifts during the 10-hour tutoring session.

Students, including student-athletes, came to fine tune before heading off to a much-anticipated home playoff football game versus Wofford College. “Several NDSU football players were working away at the Math-In before having to leave to put the hurt on Wofford,” Coykendall said.

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