Math Day Results and Exams

Exams and Results

Math Days

Held on February 6, 2020, 9:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., at the Curris Center.

Math Day 2020 included a math competition intended for students at any level of high school math knowledge and various math related activities. Two different exams were given, broken down by current class year. More than a dozen high schools from West Kentucky participated in the event.

The math-related activities included:

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

Schedule and other information

PDFs:

Schedule in brief:

Thursday, February 6, 2020

8:15 - 9:15 a.m.: Registration – 3rd Floor Concourse
9:15 - 9:25 a.m.: Welcome – Theater
9:30 - 10:40 a.m.: Math Competition – Ballroom
10:45 - 11:15 a.m.: Alumnus Talk by Evan Trevathan – Theater
11:20 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.: Lunch – Ballroom
12:10 - 12:55 p.m.: Group Math Competition – Ballroom
1 - 1:30 p.m.: Awards and Closing Remarks - Theater

Held on February 7, 2019, 9:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., at the Curris Center

Math Day 2019 included a math competition intended for students at any level of high school math knowledge and various math related activities. Two different exams were given, broken down by current class year. More than a dozen high schools from West Kentucky participated in the event.

The math-related activities included:

  • The 3rd annual event for the Jesse D. Jones Lecture Series: an alumna talk from Meredith Duncan on “Making a Difference with Math.” After the talk, high school students were able to ask questions about pursuing a career in mathematics.
  • A group competition where students in groups of 3 – 4 tried to work through as many hands-on activities as possible in the time allotted.

Schedule and other information

PDFs:

Schedule in brief:

Thursday, February 7, 2019

8:15 - 9:15 a.m.: Registration – 3rd Floor Concourse
9:15 - 9:25 a.m.: Welcome – Theater
9:30 - 10:40 a.m.: Math Competition – Ballroom
10:45 - 11:15 a.m.: Alumna Talk: “Making a Difference with Math” – Theater
11:20 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.: Lunch – Ballroom
12:10 - 12:55 p.m.: Group Math Competition – Ballroom
1 - 1:3 p.m.: Awards and Closing Remarks - Theater

Held on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 9:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., at the Curris Center

Math Day 2018 included a math competition intended for students at any level of high school math knowledge and various math-related activities. Two different exams were given, broken down by current class year. More than a dozen high schools from West Kentucky participated in the event.

The math-related activities included:

  • The 2nd annual event for the Jesse D. Jones Lecture Series: a panel entitled "What Can I Actually Do with a Math Degree?". During the panel high schools students asked a current Murray State undergraduate, a faculty member, and alumni questions about pursuing a career in mathematics.
  • A group competition where students in groups of 4 – 5 worked through as many hands-on activities as possible in the time allotted.

Schedule and other information

PDFs:

Schedule in brief:

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

8:15 - 9:15 a.m.: Registration – 3rd Floor Concourse
9:15 - 9:30 a.m.: Welcome – Theater
9:35 - 10:45 a.m.: Math Competition – Ballroom
10:50 - 11:35 a.m.: Panel Discussion: “What Can I Actually Do with a Math Degree?” – Theater
11:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.: Lunch – Ballroom
12:15 - 1 p.m.: Group Math Competition – Ballroom
1:05 - 1:30 p.m.: Awards and Closing Remarks - Theater

Held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017,  9 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the Curris Center

Math Day 2017 included a math competition intended for students at any level of high school math knowledge and various math related activities. Two different exams were given, broken down by current class year. More than a dozen high schools from West Kentucky brought students to participate in the event.

The math-related activities included:

  • The inaugural event for the Jesse D. Jones Lecture Series: a student/alumni panel entitled "Got Problems? Mathematicians Can Solve Them!". During the panel high schools students were able to ask current Murray State undergraduates, graduate students and alumni questions about pursuing a career in mathematics.
  • Screening of the Oscar-nominated movie Hidden Figures.

Schedule in brief

8:15 - 9 a.m.: Registration – 3rd Floor Concourse
9 - 9:15 a.m.: Welcome – Theater
9:15 - 10:20 a.m.: Math Competition – Ballroom
10:25 - 10:55 a.m.: Panel Discussion: “Got Problems? Mathematicians Can Solve Them!” – Theater
11 - 11:35 a.m.: Lunch and Awards – Ballroom
11:40 a.m. - 1:50 p.m.: The movie “Hidden Figures” – Theater
1:50 - 2 p.m.: Closing Remarks - Theater

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