Math Day at Murray State University

Math Day is an annual day focused on mathematics, sponsored by the Mathematics & Statistics Department and held at the start of every spring semester. Past Math Days, including results and exams

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Math Day 2020

February 6, 2020, 9:15am-1:30pm, held at the Curris Center (check-in begins at 8:15am)

Math Day 2020 includes a math competition intended for students at any level of high school math knowledge and various math related activities. More than a dozen high schools from West Kentucky are expected to bring students to participate in the event.

The math competition includes two different exams, broken down by current class year. While both exams will contain questions of varying difficulty and include some reasoning questions, the underlying topics will be unique. The Lower Level Exam, geared towards freshman and sophomore students, will include questions on algebra and geometry. The Upper Level Exam for juniors and seniors will contain questions on trigonometry in addition to other upper level high school material (calculus, probability, statistics, etc.). Awards will be given to the top five students on each level of exam along with an award for the top performing school.

The math-related activities include:
• The 4th annual event for the Jesse D. Jones Lecture Series: an alumnus talk by Evan Trevathan. After the talk, high school students will be able to ask questions about pursuing a career in mathematics.
• A group competition where students in groups of 3 – 4 try to work through as many hands-on activities as possible in the time allotted.

Registration, schedule and other information

To sign up, fill out this form. Registration is open January 6-16, 2020. See also Rules and Information, below.
The Curris Center is building 22 on the Murray State campus map
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Schedule in brief:
Thursday, February 6, 2020
8:15 - 9:15: Registration – 3rd Floor Concourse
9:15 - 9:25: Welcome – Theater
9:30 - 10:40: Math Competition – Ballroom
10:45 - 11:15: Alumnus Talk by Evan Trevathan – Theater
11:20 - 12:05: Lunch – Ballroom
12:10 - 12:55: Group Math Competition – Ballroom
1:00 - 1:30: Awards and Closing Remarks - Theater


Math Day 2020 at Murray State University is made possible by generous funding from Jesse D. Jones; the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering, and Technology; the Mathematics & Statistics Department; and the Murray State Student Chapter of AWM.