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Contests range from Sudoku races to a high school math challenge


HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (April 3, 2007) – Tidewater Community College will celebrate Math Awareness Week, April 16-20, with activities and contests that tease the brain and help demystify math.

TCC’s Norfolk Campus kicks off the week by dedicating its updated Math Lab at noon on Monday, April 16, room 3205, second floor, Walker Building, 350 Granby St. All are welcome to see the new equipment and lab-space update.

Weeklong events range from pi and Magic Squares contests to a Sudoku race to sessions on overcoming math anxiety and using a Geometer’s Sketchpad. Activities are in the Math Lab or in the Open Lab in room 3202. Students will win prizes such as calculators and Sudoku games given by faculty and gift certificates from donors including Target, Barnes & Noble Bookstore and area restaurants.

TCC’s Chesapeake Campus honors Math Awareness Week with a math contest designed to challenge Chesapeake high school juniors and seniors on April 28 from 9:30 a.m. to noon, in room 137, Pass Building, 1428 Cedar Rd.

The challenging contest gives teens a chance to meet and work with TCC faculty, enjoy pizza and drinks - with the winning student walking away with an iPod. Interested high school students can e-mail their name, school, grade level, highest math class completed, phone and e-mail address to


For activity schedules, contact TCC’s Information Center, 822-1122. For campus maps and driving directions, clilck Campus Maps.




Laurie White
Media Relations

Tidewater Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 37,000 students annually. The 37th largest in the nation’s 1,600 community-college network, TCC ranks among the 50 fastest-growing large community colleges. Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the theater district in downtown Norfolk, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-four percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit