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Metro State Math Day 2010

100+ students from 14 High Schools to Compete


Contact: Tim Carroll, Office 303-556-5136, Cell 303-870-7705
On-Sight Contact: Mona Mocanasu, Cell 310-866-0322

Posted: April 13, 2010



WHAT:The Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences at Metropolitan State College of Denver is hosting more than 100 students, representing 14 local high schools, at its 21st annual Math Day competition. This dynamic team-oriented event includes three competitive sessions: algebra and analysis, hands-on challenges and geometry. At the conclusion of the event, winning teams will receive awards.

WHY:           The goal of the event is to stimulate interest in math and science and foster constructive competition among area high schools. Programs such as these are critical to the future of Colorado because they foster interest in skills needed by local employers for tomorrow’s workforce. 

WHEN: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 • 8:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Agenda
Opening remarks                                    8:45 – 9:00 a.m.                    
Hands-on project competition                  9:00 – 10:20 a.m.          
Geometry competition                             10:30 – 11:50 a.m.          
Algebra and analysis competition             1:00 – 2:20 p.m.                    
Awards ceremony and closing remarks     2:30 – 2:50 p.m.                   

WHO: Dr. Joan Foster, dean of the School of Letters, Arts, and Sciences; Dr. Noel LeJeune, chair of the Department of Mathematical and Computer Science.
14 Area High Schools: Arapahoe High School, Colorado Academy, Columbine High School, D’Evelyn High School, Evergreen High School, George Washington, Heritage High School, Holy Family High School, Kent Denver, Lakewood High School, Longmont High School, North High School, Rangeview High School, South High School

WHERE: St. Cajetan’s Main Hall, Auraria Campus (900 Auraria Parkway, Denver, CO 80204)
For parking and directions, visit www.ahec.edu/parking/ParkingMap2008.pdf

VISUAL: High school math teams competing in a timed model tower building contest using math skills. (9:00 – 10:20a.m.)

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About Metropolitan State College of Denver


With more than 23,000 students, Metro State is Colorado’s leader in educating undergraduate Coloradans, and is one of the largest four-year public colleges in the nation. The College enrolls the highest number of students of color among four-year colleges in the state. It boasts 66,000 alumni, with the bulk of them remaining in Colorado after graduation.