February 23, 2004
CONTACT: Mike Stepanovich, 661/664-2456 or mstepanovich@csub.edu

Some 400 high school students from throughout the state will match wits at the 33rd annual Math Field Day on Saturday, March 13, at California State University, Bakersfield. The students will compete in a number of events designed to challenge individuals and teams in tests of mathematical skills.

High schools are sending teams from as far away as Fresno, Ridgecrest and San Luis Obispo to compete in several different events, said CSUB mathematics professor David Gove, who is coordinating the event. Ninth to 12th grade students will demonstrate their knowledge of mathematical concepts in the various contests.

Events in the competition include Chalk Talk, Individual and Team Medleys, Math Bowl, and a Computer Contest.

Students are not allowed to use calculators in these events. There will be Math Bowl, Team Medley, and Individual Medley contests for juniors and seniors (varsity) and for freshmen and sophomores (junior varsity).

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Doré Theatre. Individual and team medley events will be held in classrooms in Dorothy Donahoe Hall, the Science Buildings and in the Business Development Center. The Math Bowl and awards ceremony in the Doré Theater will conclude the program. The awards ceremony is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.

For more information, please call the CSUB Mathematics Department at (661) 664-3151.