# Welcome to MAA-Wisconsin Spring 2010 Meeting!

**Face Off, the Mathematics Game Show **

**What is it?** Face Off is a mathematics quiz show with questions from
the broad realm of mathematics. And we mean broad! Teams of 2-4 students
representing their schools compete to answer these questions. Each team gets a
sign with the face of a mathematician (For example, your team could play as
Descartes, Gauss, Hilbert, Noether, or Newton.) A team “buzzes in” to answer a
question and earns points if its answer is correct. Teams can use a calculator,
paper, and pencil. For more information, visit the Face Off website:
http://www.uwosh.edu/faculty_staff/szydliks/faceoff.htm

**When is it?** Friday, April 16, 5:30-6:30 pm., as part of the MAA-Wisconsin
Section meeting

**Sample Questions: **

The *Off Limits* category contained the following questions:

20 pts. What is lim _{ x→ π/2 }( sinx) /x?40 pts. What is lim _{ x→ 2}(x- 3) / (x- 2) ?60 pts. What is lim _{ x→ 0}|x| /x?80 pts. What is lim _{ x→ 1}( 2^{x }- 2 ) / (x- 1 ) ?

The *Take a Number* category contained the following questions:

20 pts. How many pips are on a standard die? 40 pts. What prime number is both the sum of two primes and the difference of two primes? 60 pts. What two-digit number has a cube root equal to the square root of the sum of its digits? 80 pts. What is the smallest non-palindromic number whose square is a palindrome?

**How do we enter? **Please contact one of the Face Off organizers if you would like to enter a team. Any
student who has taken or is enrolled in Calculus I is eligible to join a Face
Off team representing their school. If a school doesn’t have enough interested
students, contact the organizers anyway – we can combine interested students to
form hybrid teams. Space will be limited, so form a team soon and let us know of
your interest!

**Face Off Organizers:**

Dr. Ken Price (pricek@uwosh.edu,
(920)424-1057),

Dr. Steve Szydlik (szydliks@uwosh.edu,
(920)424-7346),

http://www.uwosh.edu/faculty_staff/szydliks/faceoff.htm