Math Day 2017 - Thursday, November 2, 2017

Registration Deadline: Monday, October 23, 2017

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Exciting changes are happening to the 2017 CSU Math Day Event!

The team competition will continue as in years past, however, the PROBE event is being eliminated. Math Day will be changing its focus to include a broader exploration and representation of what mathematics has to offer. This year, in place of the PROBE Exam, we will inaugurate the Math Day Public Lecture Series and Mathematics Fair.

With this major change to the agenda, we encourage your participation in the 38th Annual Colorado State University Math Day. Math Day is transitioning to a day of explorative, cooperative, and interactive mathematics for high school students from the State of Colorado and surrounding area. Math Day will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2017 in the Lory Student Center at Colorado State University.

The cost is $20.00 per student and registration is by recommendation of high school teachers.

The revised Math Day agenda is partitioned into a morning session and an afternoon session.

Morning session - Math Day Public Lecture and Mathematics Fair.

The Math Day Public Lecture is a new event and we are very excited that Professor Matt Kahle, from The Ohio State University, has agreed to be our first keynote speaker. Professor Kahle, earned his MS from Colorado State University in 2001 and his PhD from the University of Washington in 2007. Kahle is well known in the mathematics community for his engaging, accessible, and illuminating talks. This is an event that you won’t want to miss!

The Math Day mathematics fair is a new event and your participation is strongly encouraged! We would like to encourage active engagement from all of our participants.

Components of the fair include:

  1. A Mathematical themed puzzles and games corner: Share your favorites!
  2. A Mathematical themed section on constructions, devices, models, and art: If you or your students have something you would like to share, please bring it.
  3. A Mathematical themed poster session: Design a poster to display at the fair.

We encourage each of you to participate in any and all of these components. In particular, please encourage your students to design a poster (individually or in groups) to be displayed. For planning purposes, please let us know how many posters you plan to bring. Poster display boards will be provided.

Within the poster session, there will be three broad categories:

  1. Mathematical Models and Art - Including multi-media, 3D printing, mechanisms, etc.
  2. Original Mathematics Research
  3. Mathematical Ideas, History, and Educational Innovations

Prizes will be awarded to the best posters in each category. In addition, participants will be eligible for a prize determined by random drawing.

Afternoon Session - Team Competition:

  1. A college bowl-type tournament involving three-member teams from high schools around the state. A trophy is awarded to each of the small and large school winning teams.
Study materials and sample questions for the Team Competition can be found here.

Visitor parking passes will now cost $12.00 per vehicle. Participants may include the correct amount with the registration payment. The requested number of parking passes will be mailed with the post-registration follow-up mailing. For information on Math Day contact Bryan Elder at (970) 491-7925 or by email at