The Annual MathComp/MathFun and Parenting Seminar is the flagship CIE/USA-DFW youth program attracting participation of about a thousand students, parents, educators and volunteers each year. This goal of this grand math fair is composed of 3 events: (a) a math competition, (b) a math fun fair and (c) a parenting seminar. The main goal is the simulate interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects within the youth at their early ages.
MathComp (Math Competition) provides young students the opportunity to demonstrate their math problem solving skills. Registration is required HERE. The fee is $10 for member parents, and $15 for non-member parents. Each registered participant will receive a free event T-shirt. The competition is not restricted to any ethnicity group.
The contesters must participate for the same grade he/she is at in the 2013-2014 academic year. Sandbagging may result in being disqualified. 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes, and honorable mentions will be awarded to each grade, and the names of the winners will be published in the local newspapers and on the CIE/USA-DFW website. The results of the competition will also be posted on the CIE/USA-DFW website after the event.
Parenting Seminar - "The Playful Parent: Encouraging Self-Guided Education" by Mathew Crawford
While the children are taking their competition tests, all parents are invited to join us in the free parenting seminar. We are honored to have Mathew Crawford, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Daedalus Education to be the Parenting Seminar speaker. His presentation will be on "The Playful Parent: Encouraging Self-Guided Education".
Mr. Crawford is a three-time invitee to the Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program where the U.S. team is prepared for the International Mathematical Olympiad. He is also a problem writer for numerous national competitions including the USA Mathematical Talent Search, Mu Alpha Theta, the iTest, and the San Diego Mathematical Olympiad. Among the students of Mathew are numerous winners of national (MATHCOUNTS, AMC, AIME, USAMO) and international (IMO) math and science (Siemens-Westinghouse) competitions. This event is also open to the public.
MathFun is an interactive program allowing parent/children to work together in solving math and engineering quizzes and games which stimulate their interest in mathematics. Every year, we have about 20 schools, companies, institutions and organizations bringing interesting math and engineering materials to the site to interact closely with the students. This is the fun part of the fair that the children love the most. Do not miss out this great opportunity to get your kids involved in the world of math and engineering! The participation of this event is open to the public.
If you would like to setup a booth at the event, please download this form and return to us.
12:00 - 1:00 PM: MathComp Check-In
1:00 - 2:30 PM: MathComp Test (Grade 1-7)
1:10 - 2:20 PM: Parenting Seminar
2:30 - 4:00 PM: MathFun (Collin College Atrium Area)
4:00 - 5:00 PM: Award Presentation Ceremony
FAQ and Contact
Sample Competition Tests
This event is fully supported by sponsors and volunteers. We are grateful to the financial support from the sponsors. If you are interested in supporting our great effort, please check out the sponsorship package. Thanks in advance for your support!
2014 MathComp Winner List
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2014 MathComp Test Results
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Click to view news release English version and Chinese version.
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