Math Field Day | Mathematics | SIU

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Student Taking Test at Math Field Day

Math Field Day | MARCH 29, 2022

Preparations are underway for this event. Check back here often for updates!

Each Spring, the Mathematics Department sponsors a mathematics contest, called Math Field Day, for regional high school students. Schools from the southern part of Illinois, ranging from Edwardsville to Massac County, as well as a few schools from Missouri and Kentucky participate.

The schools are broken into three divisions based on enrollment. For each school, the top three students in each grade level 9-12 constitute that school's team. (A school can send up to 36 students). A trophy is awarded to the top school in each division. Certificates of merit are given in each grade level and division to schools, and in each grade level to top performing students.

All students take the same exam, which lasts two hours. Topics on the exam range from beginning algebra and geometry through trigonometry and college algebra with a smattering of questions from beginning calculus, finite mathematics, and the unclassifiable 'clever thinking' problem.

The following monetary awards this year will be presented for each first and second high scorer per grade.

  • Freshmen – First place $75 award and second place $50 award.
  • Sophomore - First place $75 award and second place $50 award.
  • Junior - First place $75 award and second place $50 award.
  • Senior - First place $75 award and second place $50 award.

Invitation Letter
Attendance Sheet
Registration Letter - Contact the Math Dept for Registration Link 
Scantron Sample 

Final Letter

Bus and car parking | Arena Map | Math Field Day 2022 Itinerary

Results are available for the 2019 exam.
Results are available for the 2018 exam.
Results are available for the 2017 exam.
are available for the 2016 exam.

Math Field Day Photos



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Department of Mathematics
Southern Illinois University
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Mail Code 4408
Carbondale, IL 62901

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