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MSU Denver hosts 26th Annual Math Day Competition


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

Posted: April 16, 2013



 WHAT: Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences is hosting its 26th annual Math Day competition. This event will feature 28 teams from 13 metropolitan-area high schools, approximately 120 local students, who will participate in various one-hour timed math and engineering events. The competition will particularly address areas of math including algebra, analysis and geometry.

WHY:  The goal of the event is to encourage 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/

WHERE: Tuesday, April 16, 2013, Tivoli Student Union Turnhalle; registration starts at 8 a.m.

For parking and directions: http://www.ahec.edu/campusmaps/maps.htm

WHO:     Welcoming Remarks - Rae Shevalier, associate dean of the School of Letters, Arts and Sciences and Lindsay Packer, associate chair of the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences

8:45- 9 a.m.

Engineering ProjectStudent teams will create and construct a structure under deadline using engineering design principles.

9-10:20 a.m.

Geometry Competition- Student teams will be given geometry equations to analyze and solve.

10:30-11:45 a.m.

Door Prizes

11:45 a.m.-noon

Lunch – The participating teachers are invited to have lunch with MSU Denver math faculty.

11:55 a.m.-12:55 p.m.

Algebra and Analysis Competition Student teams will be given algebraic equations to analyze and solve.

1-2:20 p.m.

Awards Ceremony and Closing Remarks

2:30-2:50 p.m.

Participating high schools include:

Adams City High School, Arapahoe High School, Colorado Academy, Columbine High School, D’Evelyn High School, Evergreen Senior High School, George Washington High School, Heritage High School, Kent Denver School, Lakewood High School, Longmont High School, North High School, Regis Jesuit (both boys’ and girls’ divisions), South High School.

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About Metropolitan State University of Denver

MSU Denver is the leader in educating undergraduate Coloradans and enrolls the highest number of students of color among the state’s four-year colleges. The University currently has 23,000 students and offers 55 majors and master’s degrees in accounting, teaching and social work. It boasts more than 73,000 alumni, the bulk of whom remain in Colorado after graduation.