The Austin High School Mu Alpha Theta chapter hosted their 10th annual Mini-Mathletes competition for elementary schoolers last year on March 24th. The purpose of this contest is to encourage students’ interest in mathematics, so they will be more eager to join the MathCounts competition in middle school and Mu Alpha Theta in high school. In addition, the competition will place students in a competitive math environment—much like that of the contests that middle and high school math students often attend—and give them an opportunity to spend a day at Austin High School with students who cherish math.
Why should you sponsor?
The AHS Mu Alpha Theta is a mathematics honor society for high school students, aimed to inspire keen interest in mathematics, develop strong scholarship in the subject, and promote the enjoyment of mathematics in high school. Along with inspiring students in Stephen F. Austin High School to pursue majors in STEM fields, the AHS MAO honor society also believes that it is their duty to help their community around them. Thus, every year they host a competition for elementary school kids called Mini-Mathletes! Next year, they will also be hosting a similar competition for middle school students called Junior Mathletes in their area to compete in tests, assessing their knowledge in mathematical concepts taught to them in their classes
The Stephen F Austin High School Mu Alpha Theta Chapter is unlike any other high school-based organization due to its key focuses on academic excellence, community outreach, leadership, and service