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Math Field Day has been going on for over 60 years. And if you are a Little Egyptian, that is a member of the Southern Illinois community, you might have heard about or experienced our efforts to keep mathematics important in local education. Here are two activities that we've undertaken to fight the spread of mathematical debilitation: Math Field Day -- a yearly competition in math skills for high school students -- has been offered by us for 50+ years. George Parker organized the last 35 of them. This year almost 1200 students from 41 schools participated in Math Field Day.