ASMS Math Festival

30 March 2019, 9:00am-12:30pm

9:00am-10:00am – Middle School Math Olympiad

ASMS invites students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades to participate in the first annual Mobile Math Olympiad for middle school students. The Olympiad is a fun, one-hour written examination whose problems will require students to use imagination and creativity rather than advanced mathematical skills. Prizes will be awarded to all students achieving Honorable Mention in the Mobile Math Olympiad. There is no entry fee.

10:00am-12:00pm – Julia Robinson Math Festival (open to all Middle School and High School students)

“It’s refreshing to see a festival that brings this stuff to light, and in such a relaxed atmosphere. If you’re lucky enough to have a JRMF near you, don’t miss it! It’s the best math party around.”
– Vi Hart, Mathemusician

Julia Robinson Mathematics Festivals inspire students to explore the richness and beauty of mathematics through activities that encourage collaborative, creative problem-solving. The Festival introduces kids to the beauty of mathematics by providing interesting, inspiring, engaging, thought-provoking problems in a social and cooperative atmosphere. It’s an event at which students play with mathematics.

Success is not measured by the number of problems solved nor students’ speed, but rather by how long students stay engaged and persevere with activities and by the breadth and depth of their explorations and insights. Festival activities are designed to open doors to higher mathematics for students – doors that are not at the top of the staircase, but right at street level.

12:15pm – Award Ceremony for Math Olympiad participants

 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: Pre-register by March 15th by filling out the form below.

In addition, a signed photo release for each student is required.  These can be submitted on the day of the event.

Sign up here!

 

Special thanks to our organizers and supporters: Alabama School of Math and Science, University of South Alabama Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Mobile Math Circle, Alabama Space Grant Consortium