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MathFest

MathFest is back on April 15, 2023, at the Southeast Campus!

MathFest 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 can 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

  • 8-8:30am: Volunteers arriving and setting up
  • 8:30-8:50am: Welcome and STEM tables in the Great Hall
  • 8:45-9am: Icebreakers in classrooms as students arrive
  • 9-10am: Math tests in classrooms
  • 10-11am: Collaborative team challenge activity in test rooms
  • 11-11:15am: Transition time to Great Hall and Community Hall
  • 11:15am-12 noon: Team competition in Great Hall and Community Hall (by math level)
  • 12-12:30pm: 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, is sent by email to the contacts for each school. Email communication begins during Fall term of the previous year and extends until the event itself in Spring term of the event year. School contacts are responsible for relaying information to MathFest 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 MathFest Liaison, Cara Lee.

Download the MathFest 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 registration information.

Oregon Invitational Math Tournament (OIMT)

The U of O Mathematics Department will host the 2023 Oregon Invitational Mathematics Tournament (OIMT) on May, 20. Here is a list of other math contests around the state.