40th Annual Math Contest

Thursday, 4/12/2018 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Grandview Hall

The number games: mathletes gather for 40th contest

The math department at COCC is hosting its High School Math Contest for the 40th year on the Bend campus, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 12. Up to 150 students are expected.

This fun-filled, educational event (taking a medieval theme this year) involves high school students from throughout the district—from Sisters to Bend to Mitchell—who navigate the college’s campus from the Hitchcock Auditorium to the Mazama Gym to the Science Center as they compete. Students participate in five math-focused events, including a relay, problem-solving task, quiz, scavenger hunt and a “Jeopardy” game. Top students in several subject areas are invited to participate in the annual state competition. The event concludes with an awards presentation.

“It’s an opportunity to build team spirit that transfers back into the daily high school classrooms,” said Kathy Smith, math professor and department chair. “The spirit of the day is to get students focused on mathematical fun.”

All schools must be pre-registered; deadline to register is April 6.

Information: Reneé Brazeau-Asher at rasher@cocc.edu or 541-383-7289.