FAU Math Days
The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers a series of interrelated events designed to increase interest in mathematics, recognize mathematical excellence and inspire local elementary, middle and high school students to pursue careers in mathematics.
FAU Math Days encompass the following community events:
High School Math Day
Beginning in 2005, this annual event provides a day of competitions and seminars designed to provide high school students and their teachers with an opportunity to share an appreciation of mathematics, to exchange ideas, and to interact with FAU Mathematics faculty.
The Mathematical Sciences department hosts one whole grade from a local elementary school to participate in a program of mathematically related fun and games. These "Mini-Math Days," which began in 2008, are designed to promote mathematical excellence and inspire mathematical talent early in our youth.
Middle School Math Day
The Mathematical Sciences department hosts several middle schools in a combination of the American Mathematics Competition (AMC-8) and our traditional Math Day events. Beginning in 2010, this event combines a national competition, mathematical talks and a team game. Students have a chance to interact with FAU Mathematics faculty while engaging in both national and local competition.
Originating in 1995, this online competition for high school school students is designed to encourage students' problem solving skills and mathematical ingenuity, as well as, prepare students for the formal MAA competition.
American Mathematics Competition (AMC)
The Mathematical Association of America hosts a multiple choice exam for middle school students (AMC-8 in November) and high school students (AMC- 10/12 in February) designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem solving skills and recognize mathematical excellence. Top scoring high school students have the chance to qualify for the National Team to represent the USA in the International Mathematical Olympiad.
Math Students' Circle at FAU
In this newest addition to our Math Days program, faculty members meet one afternoon each month with local middle-school students and solve challenging mathematical problems together.
Math Teachers' Circle at FAU
Scheduled to begin in Summer 2014 with a week-long session, the Math Teachers' Circle will allow middle school teachers to interact with FAU faculty and create a dynamic community of math educators.
All these programs are made possible with the generous support
of our 2013 Sponsors.
Publix Super Market Charities
Pearson Higher Education
and additional assistance from these