Students Prepare to Take the Trig-Alta Challenge

Over 700 math students from 30 Alberta high schools are preparing to take the Trig-Alta Challenge.

The Trig-Alta Challenge ( is a survey-themed math contest which has been developed jointly by experienced math teachers and Alberta Land Surveyors, showing how, in a real-world setting, Alberta Land Surveyors use the math the students have learned.

The first Trig-Alta Challenge will take place Tuesday, December 11, 2007.

All students taking the Trig-Alta Challenge will receive a memento and the very top students will receive a cash prize.

“We are very pleased with the response to the Trig-Alta Challenge. High schools from every corner of the province have decided to take up the challenge, announced Bob Wallace, president of the Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association. “The Trig-Alta Challenge is an opportunity for Alberta students to find a profession that uses math on a day-to-day basis.”