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It’s time for the annual CIE Math Fun event!!  http://www.cie-dfw.org/events/2015/mcmf/

The 2015 CIE MathComp/MathFun will be held on June 6th from 12:00pm to 5:30pm at Collin County Community College’s Spring Creek campus. The annual MathComp is a very popular math competition providing young students (grade 1 to 8) the opportunity to demonstrate their math problem solving skills. MathFun is an interactive program allowing parents and children to work together in solving math, engineering quizzes, and games to stimulate the students’ interest in science and mathematics.

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UT Arlington will be hosting a Math Competition that should be of interest to many of our Math Circle participants.  Here are the details:

First Annual UT Arlington Math Competition

Saturday, February 6, 2010, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pickard Hall, Room 110
The University of Texas at Arlington

Who Participates?
Both middle-school and high-school students are welcome to participate in the competition. There is no registration fee. If you plan to attend, please indicate so on your Calculus Bowl online registration form. If you plan not to attend the Calculus Bowl, but to participate in the UT Arlington Math Competition, please contact Dr. Dimitar Grantcharov (grandim@uta.edu, 817-272-1148).

What is the UT Arlington Math Competition?
The competition will contain two parts: one part with about 20 multiple-choice problems, and another part containing one essay-type problem. Calculators will not be allowed. The multiple-choice problems will be at a level of compatible to the American Mathematical Contest 10 (AMC 10), while the essay-type problem will be a bit more challenging. A few sample problems are provided below.

  • Which of the following numbers is a perfect square?
    (A) 98!99! (B) 98! 100! (C) 99! 100! (D) 99!101! (E) 101!101!
  • A square has sides of length 10, and a circle centered at one of its vertices has radius 10. What is the area of the union of the regions enclosed by the square and the circle?
  • A game is played with tokens according to the following rule. In each round, the player with the most tokens gives one token to each of the other players and also places one token in the discard pile. The game ends when some player runs out of tokens. Players A, B, and C start with 15, 14, and 13 tokens, respectively. How many rounds will there be in the game?

What is the Math Battle?
The Math Battle is an exciting two-team problem-solving competition. Each of the two teams will receive a list of problems in advance. A jury and the teams will discuss the solutions of the problems in the afternoon.

Prizes?
The student with the highest score on the UT Arlington Math Competition will be awarded a $100 gift card. The top five contestants will be awarded medals and trophies.

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The Malayalee Engineers’ Association of North Texas (MEANT) will hold their math contest Saturday, January 16th at UTD.  This was a well attended contest last year with some challenging and interesting problems.  Please visit the MEANT web site for more information:

  • When: 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 16th 2010
  • Where:  UTD School of Management, Room 1.107, 800 West Campbell Road, Richardson TX
  • Test Levels:  Grades 6 through 10th

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