General Information

MATH DAY PUBLIC LECTURE AND MATHEMATICS FAIR

The Math Day Public Lecture is a new event in 2017. 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 - 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.

TEAM COMPETITION

At 11:00am attention shifts to the small rooms on the third floor of the Lory Student Center as the 3-member teams compete in separate tournaments representing large and small schools. Large monitors displaying team competion brackets will be maintained in the lobby across from the registration booth. This allows both teachers and students to keep track of their school's progress in the TEAM competitions.

LUNCH

Lunch is on your own, as your schedule permits. Lory Student Center offers a number of dining choices. In addition there are a wide variety of choices adjacent to campus including Panhandler's Pizza, Fuzzy Tacos, Wendy's, CB&Potts, Yum Yum, Jim's Wings, Hot Wok Cafe, MacDonald's, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Pita Pit, Sonic, Bluebird Cafe, Rainbow Cafe, Pickle Barrel, Chipotle, and Noodles.

For students participating in the TEAM competition, we recommend lunch during one of the 20 minute off-periods during the early rounds of competition, as there are no off-periods for winners in the rounds after 1:00pm.

REGISTRATION

The registration desk for Math Day participants will be located in the Lory Student Center on the third floor... Even if your school has pre-registered, you MUST check in at our registration desk. Paid status will be checked at this time for all schools participating. All student participants will receive a name tag that must be worn througout the team competitions. Schools will also need to check-in at the scorer's table to register for the team competition. This is located directly outside of the Grand Ballroom.

PARKING

Remember: Visitor parking permits are $12.00 each. These parking permits will be available at the registration booth on the third floor of the Lory Student Center. Prior to the event, permits can be purchased through the registration process and mailed for your convenience.

DIRECTIONS FROM I-25 TO LORY STUDENT CENTER

  1. Exit I-25 at Prospect Road (Exit 268.)
  2. Travel west on Prospect Road approximately four miles to College Avenue.
  3. Turn right (north) onto College Avenue.
  4. Continue approximately .07 miles and turn left (west) onto Laurel Street.
  5. Travel west on Laurel Street to Meridian Avenue/Loomis Street.
  6. Turn left (south) onto Meridian Avenue.
  7. Travel south on Meridian Avenue to South Drive.
  8. Turn left (east) onto South Drive, which will take you to the "A" parking lots on the south side of the Lory Student Center. Parking is available in Lots 425 and 420. A Visitor Parking Permit will be mailed to each advisor who requested a pass on their registration form. Addition permits are available at our registration desk.