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Math Fest

  • Date: Saturday, April 18, 2020
  • Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
  • Location: PCC Southeast (2305 SE 82nd Ave. Portland, OR 97216)

Math Fest is a free math contest held every spring for high school and middle school students in the Portland metro area. This event features a variety of math games and a one-hour skills test ranging in levels from PreAlgebra to Some Calculus. Participants have the opportunity to win awards, t-shirts and other PCC prizes. Top performing high school students may also qualify for the Oregon Invitational Mathematics Tournament. Information for this year's Oregon Invitational Math Tournament (OIMT) can be found at the bottom of this page.

Schedule

  • 8-8:30: Volunteers arriving and setting up
  • 8:30-9:30: Welcome and STEM tables in the Great Hall
  • 9:30-10:30: Icebreakers and math tests in classrooms 
  • 10:30-11:15: Collaborative team challenge activity in test rooms
  • 11:15-12: Team competition in Great Hall and Community Hall (by math level)
  • 12-12:30: Awards ceremony in Great Hall and Community Hall (by math level)

Information for schools

Information about the event, including registration, test locations and exam scores are sent by email to the contacts for each school. Email communication begins during Fall of the previous year and extends until the event itself in Spring of the event year. School contacts are responsible for relaying information to Math Fest participants and their parents.

Preregistration is vital to the success of this event. Preregistration numbers are used to coordinate event space, exams, awards, snacks and PCC prizes. Please register your school and participants with this year’s Math Fest Liaison, Cara Lee.

Download the Math Fest flyer »

Information for parents

Parents and teachers are welcome at this event. There will be a walking tour of the Southeast Campus while the students are in the classrooms and you can join them in the Great Hall and/or Community Hall. Please contact your child's math teacher for more detailed information about registration.

Oregon Invitational Math Tournament (OIMT)

Divisions include: Geometry, Algebra 2, Open 1 (through pre-calculus) and Open 2 (through calculus). In the past, some sites have offered an Algebra 1 division as well. In recent years, the competition has also included a team/group activity for part of the day. The top students in each category receive an award. This year OIMT will be held at Oregon State University on Saturday, May 16, 2020.

Download the OIMT flyer »