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Math Day Competition Nov. 4

October 30, 2010

Math skills allow us to 'turn anything in life into a math problem,' to use logical approaches to see likely outcomes or solutions. CSU's Annual Math Day Competition supports youth who have an interest in and aptitude for math. The competition hones math skills and awards mathematics scholarships to those with top scores.

On Math Day Competition, students will participate in a written exam known as PROBE: Problems Requiring Original and Brilliant Efforts.

Thursday, Nov. 4
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Lory Student Center

The Department of Mathematics at Colorado State University will host the 34th Annual Math Day Competition to be held on campus at the Lory Student Center.

The event, sponsored by Hewlett-Packard and the Yates Endowment Fund, draws approximately 300-350 students from Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska high schools. 

The registration desk will be open on the 2nd floor of the Lory Student Center beginning at 8 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 4. The event is scheduled to end at the conclusion of the final round of the team competition, around 4 p.m. 

Volunteer for Math Day

Without volunteers from faculty, emeriti faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students and staff, this annual event would not be possible.

If you'd like to volunteer, please contact Christie Franklin at (970) 491-6452 or

Problems evoke 'original/brilliant efforts'

Students will participate in a written exam known as the PROBE: Problems Requiring Original and Brilliant Efforts. Students compete for scholarships and prizes, including a HP workstation for the top scoring student taking the exam. 

Mathematics scholarships to CSU

Several of the top winners receive mathematics scholarships to Colorado State University. For those who choose to attend Colorado State, they must major in mathematics and maintain a 3.25 grade point average to continue receiving the annual scholarship.

Three-member teams in double elimination

A double elimination team competition is the highlight of the day with the brightest young mathematical students in the region competing against one another. Schools compete in this double elimination tournament on three-member teams. Trophies are awarded to each of the small and large school winners.

Note: The large feature image image accompanying this story's intro was provided by CSU Photography.

Contact: Christie Franklin
Phone: (970) 491-6452