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Bard Math Circle to Host Purple Comet Math Competition for Middle School Student Teams on Friday, April 13

Darren O'Sullivan
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.— On Friday, April 13, the Bard Math Circle will host the Purple Comet Math competition, a free, on-line, international, team mathematics competition designed for middle and high school students. The Purple Comet meet invites team of up to six middle school students to compete, with each team required to have an adult supervisor. Student teams will gather at Bard and have 60 minutes to solve 20 math problems. The competition takes place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center for Science and Computation. Parents and teachers are welcome to attend and participate on a non-competitive team for fun. Pizza will be available following the competition. In addition a prep sessions for the contest will be offered at Bard on April 7 from 2 to 4 p.m.

For more information about the Purple Comet competition, please visit To learn more about the Purple Comet competition or prep session at Bard, contact Japheth Wood,, or the Math Circle at To register a team, please visit and scroll down to contests.

The Bard Math Circle, organized by students and faculty at Bard College, is a mathematical enrichment program geared toward middle school and upper elementary students. The Bard Math Circle brings puzzles and games and runs hands-on workshops in local libraries and schools to help students strengthen their critical thinking skills, and to make math more fun. The Bard Math Circle also runs a competition program, and a summer academic math program. Learn more about our programs at
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This event was last updated on 04-03-2018