More than 850 high school students from schools across the four-state area tested their math skills at the 42nd annual PSU Math Relays in April.

The students competed individually and in teams in areas such as algebraic equations and inequalities, geometry, trigonometry, logic and set theory and algebraic word problems.

Terry Martin, a member of the Math Department faculty and the director of the annual event, called the attendance at this year’s Math Relays “tremendous,” in light of widespread school district cuts.