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LA Math Field Day STEM Festival

  • Glendora High School 1600 East Foothill Boulevard Glendora, CA, 91741 United States (map)

A Contest to Demonstrate Knowledge of Math Through Competition and Celebration

APU is hosting the annual Los Angeles County Math Field Day & STEM Festival for the 3rd time in 2019. The University Libraries' Educational Programming department and the Center for Research in Science (CRIS) are partnering to host the event for the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE).

LACOE's Math Field Day is designed as an enrichment activity to promote mathematical reasoning, teamwork and a balanced mathematics curriculum for all students in upper elementary and middle school. Participation allows students in grades 4-8 attending traditional or charter schools in Los Angeles County to demonstrate their math knowledge through competition in the following elements: computational and procedural skill, conceptual understanding and problem-solving. It is open to 4-person teams from schools in Los Angeles County.

The STEM Festival is an after-competition celebration where each grade level experiences a fun activity that does not have to relate to math.

Examples from past STEM Festivals by grade level:

4th Grade: Robotics; Environmental Photography
5th Grade: Molecular Gastronomy
6th Grade: Computer Programming; Video Game Production; Flight Simulations
7th and 8th Grade: Neuroscience; Chemistry; Programming

Visit the LACOE Math Field Day page for more information and to register: https://www.lacoe.edu/AcademicEvents/MathFieldDay.aspx

Earlier Event: April 26
4th Fridays at The Hangout
Later Event: April 27
RRS Syposium