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Math Day

The Department of Mathematics and Physics at Colorado State University Pueblo hosted an annual Math Day Swanson and Math Bowl competitions on campus every year. Students from Mesa Ridge, Rocky Ford, Fountain Ft. Carson, Cripple Creek, Centauri, Pueblo East, Doherty, Widefield, Pine Creek, Coronado, Pueblo Centennial, Swink, Rye, and Pueblo Central all participated. 

The Swanson Competition is named after Clarence Swanson, a long-time chair of the math department. In total 125 high school students took the math exam. The in-depth, problem-solving written test offers students from Southern Colorado high schools the opportunity to vie for six trophies. The top six contestants are listed below in rank order with the highest listed first followed by the student’s high school:

The Math Bowl Competition requires two three-person teams to go head-to-head in a 15-minute race for points. Each team alternately is given a mathematical question and has 25 seconds to respond. A consolation round is available during the competition. Winning teams compete and advance through the bracket to the final round for an ultimate winner.

Math Day Overview

Math Bowl – Each school may name (1) a three-member team for the tournament.
Swanson Competition – an individual written problem-solving competition open to all students.

Other activities are also being planned, such as tours of laboratory facilities, campus tours, etc.  Registration will be from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and other activities will begin at 9:15 a.m. The awards ceremony will begin at 3:00 p.m.

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