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Dept. of Mathematics and Physics Hosts 40th Math Day

Release Date: October 30, 2017

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo


Colorado State University–Pueblo Dept. of Mathematics and Physics Hosts 40th Math Day

PUEBLO - Students from area high schools will compete individually and as teams as part of the 40th annual Math Day sponsored by Colorado State University-Pueblo's Department of Mathematics and Physics. The Nov. 16 competition will include a Math Bowl, where three-member teams compete tournament style and a Swanson Competition, where individuals solve written math problems.

In addition to the two main event features, Math Day participants will receive tours of the CSU-Pueblo campus and visit Chemistry and Biology laboratory facilities where students will perform experiments. Physics and Engineering laboratories also will include demonstrations. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with competition to follow at 9:15 a.m. An awards ceremony will follow the day’s competition at 3 p.m. in Life Sciences 105. 

More than 8,000 students have participated in Math Day since its inception with a significant upturn in female participants over the years. Swink High School has competed in 39 of the 40 Math Days, missing just the inaugural year. 

The Math Bowl only allows for 32 teams, thus the first 32 schools to respond will have teams in the bowl. All participating schools may register one team for the Math Bowl. In order to be eligible to participate, forms must be completed and submitted no later than this week to 719-549-2962, or emailed to Forms available on the CSU-Pueblo website at

Any student, regardless of the school's eligibility for the Math Bowl, may register to compete in the Swanson Competition. Registration for this event will start at the beginning of the examination on Math Day.

Listed below are the schools currently registered to participate in the Math Bowl on Math Day:

  • Centennial High School - Pueblo
  • Central High School - Pueblo
  • Coronado High School
  • Cripple Creek Victor Jr/Sr High School
  • Crowley County High School
  • Doherty High School
  • Ellicott High School
  • Liberty High School
  • Pueblo West High School
  • Rocky Ford Jr/Sr High School
  • Rye High School
  • Swink High School

For more information on Math Day, contact Janet Nichols at 719-549-2642 at


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