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What is Trig-Star?

Trig-Star is an extra-curricular activity held each year in high schools across the U.S. The competition is a timed exercise in solving trigonometry problems that incorporate the use of right triangle formulas and the laws of sines and cosines. Contestants have up to one hour to complete the exam. The person who achieves the highest score in the shortest amount of time wins.

Goals of the Trig-Star Program:

  1. To promote excellence in the mastery of trigonometry in high school.
  2. To honor high school students who have demonstrated superior skill among classmates at the local, state and national levels.
  3. To acquaint high school students with the use and practical applications of trigonometry in the surveying profession.
  4. To build an awareness of the survey profession among mathematically skilled high school students, career guidance counselors, and high school math teachers.

When is the next Trig Star event?

The 2007 Trig Star program hosted by MSPS Chapter 1 (Southwest) is scheduled for Monday, March 12, 2007 at South Central Technical College's campus in Mankato. Chapter 1 will be sending invitations to the Trig Star event to more than 40 schools in the Southwestern portion of Minnesota.

If you should have any questions or comments, please contact the MSPS Trig-Star Coordinator, and also refer to Trig-Star information posted on the ACSM/NSPS site.

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