UTD program challenges the best and brightest young mathletes
08:04 AM CDT on Wednesday, July 21, 2010
By KATHERINE LEAL UNMUTH / The Dallas Morning News
For the select group of academically gifted middle and high school students training intensively this summer at the University of Texas at Dallas, math is a sport.
The problems they work in geometry, algebra, combinatorics and number theory far exceed the curriculum used at Texas high schools.
“These are the athletes of the mind,” said Titu Andreescu, 53, director of the three-week AwesomeMath program. “Most of them are a lot better than students in college, including math majors.”