NOVA-Alexandria Math Contest, Fall 2015!

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2:00pm – 4:00pm,  in Room AA 196

To all students enrolled in MTT (Unit 1-Unit 9), MTH 151, 152, 163,164,166, and 271 at the Alexandria Campus:

The Math department will be holding our annual Math Contest on November 3, 2015.  All MTT students are encouraged to participate either as MTT team members or as members of the audience. Students are encouraged to bring their own scientific calculator.  Participate in the Team Contest or the Audience Contest!

The Team Contest will have 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes:  All MTT team participants will receive a certificate of recognition.

The prizes for Team Contest:

The 1st place team: three $100 gift cards

The 2nd place team: three $80 gift cards

The 3rd place team: three $60 gift cards

The prizes for Audience Contest:

Each audience contest round will have 4 winners.  The 1st round winners will each receive a TI-84 plus calculator.  The 2nd round winners will have gift cards; the winner with the highest score will receive $100, and then the next runner up will receive $80, and then $60, and then $50.

Great reasons to participate in the Math Contest!

The reason we have a contest is to show that learning and doing math can be fun!  In addition to this (and the prizes), there are many other great reasons to participate.

First, participating in the math contest can be mentioned in your CV/resume for future applications.

Second, since many students will take the Calculus sequence at NOVA (MTH173/174/271/272/277), preparing for and participating in the math contest can develop the necessary reasoning skills that will help you in these very challenging future courses.

Third, companies highly value those individuals with mathematical ability in their workplace, and so by improving your mathematical thinking skills, you are preparing yourself for future employment.  If you want to start your own business, then you’ll want to know what qualifications to look for in the people you’ll hire, such as critical analytic reasoning skills that are often used in mathematics.

Fourth, graduate work at most universities require a knowledge of mathematics in order to complete their graduate programs.

If you wish to participate, please tell your instructor or email one of the individuals listed below.

Thank you and we hope to see you there!

Math Contest Committee: Amy Wang (, Snejana Topalova (,
Larry Stark (, Neha Jain (, Essma Haddam (,
Biniyam Tibebu (, Maryam Hanif (

AL Campus “FAB-50” Nominations Survey

50th Anniversary LogoHello AL Campus,

Please take a moment to help us to celebrate the NOVA 50th Year Anniversary.  We are asking the AL Campus to help us identify the AL Campus “FAB-50” individuals from the last 50-years (1965-2015).

This nomination process includes students, faculty and staff members, who are NO LONGER employed or enrolled at NOVA.

Please take a moment and visit our proposed AL Campus “FAB-50” Survey (CLICK HERE!!!)This survey will help us identify the “FAB-50” individuals from the AL Campus.  If possible, we would like your feedback by Thursday, 15 October 2015.

For more information please contact the AL Campus NOVA 50th Year Anniversary committee