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Metro State Math Day 2011 – April 12

130+ students from 17 High Schools to Compete


Contact: Contact: Tim Carroll, Office 303-556-5136, Cell 303-870-7705

Posted: April 11, 2011



WHAT: The Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences at Metropolitan State College of Denver is hosting more than 130 students, representing 17 local high schools, at its 24th 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: Tuesday, April 12, 2010 • 8:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Agenda

Opening remarks 8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Hands-on engineering competition 
High school teams competing in a timed model
tower-building contest using math skills.
9:00 – 10:20 a.m. (Best Visuals)
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: 17 Area High Schools: Arapahoe High School, Colorado Academy, Columbine High School, D’Evelyn High School, Eagle Academy, Evergreen High School, George Washington, Heritage High School, Holy Family High School, Kent Denver, Lakewood High School, Longmont High School, North High School, Regis Jesuit High School, Silver Creek High School, South High School, West Grand High School

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

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About Metropolitan State College of Denver

With more than 24,000 students, Metro State is Colorado’s leader in educating undergraduate Coloradans. The College now offers master’s degrees in accounting and teacher education, and will offer a master’s in social work starting fall 2011. The College enrolls the highest number of students of color among four-year colleges in the state. It boasts 70,000 alumni, the bulk of whom remain in Colorado after graduation.