2012 CIE MathComp/MathFun – Now Accepting Registration!

The 2012 CIE MathComp/MathFun is now accepting registration for students who are in Grade 1 to 7! MathComp/MathFun is the annual flagship youth program organized by CIE/USA-DFW, which attracted participation of almost a thousand students, parents, educators and volunteers. It will be held on June 2, 2012 (Saturday) 12 – 5:30 pm at the Collin College, Spring Creek Campus at the Conference Center. The participation required registration at: https://secure.jsohosts.com/cie-dfw/eventregistrationyouth_mathcomp.php?eventname=51. The fee is $10 for non-member parents, and $5 for member parents. Event T-shirts will be provided. The registration deadline is May 28, 2012.

MathComp (Math Competition) provides young students the opportunity to demonstrate their math problem solving skills. The students will be participating in an exam session under different grade levels. 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes, and 3 honorable mentions will be given to each grade. They will be awarded a trophies, and their names will be published in the local newspaper, and on the CIE website.

MathFun is an interactive program allowing parent/children to work together in solving math and engineering quizzes and games which stimulate the students’ interest in mathematics. This year, we have more than 10 schools, companies and organizations bringing interesting math and engineering materials to the site to interact closely with the students.

For the parenting seminar, his year we are honored to have Mr. David Cordeiro, Manager at HP Enterprise Services, to talk about “21st Century Success: Beyond Math Competitions”.  The problem solving and discrete math skills students learn to be successful in elementary and middle school math competitions are necessary but not sufficient for success in the rapidly emerging fields of the 21st Century.  Universities and employers seek deep thinkers and innovators who can understand and adapt quickly to the technology and market trends that can make fortunes or bankrupt companies.  As a leader in the HP Enterprise Cloud Services business unit, David Cordeiro faces the challenge of recruiting people with the unique skill set to solve challenging problems and to work across his global development team.  As a parent and the parent coordinator of the Metroplex Math Circle and the Circle of Circles, Mr. Cordeiro sees the solution to this global problem in a new generation of students whose parents provide them a broader and deeper mathematical education than has ever been offered by a single school.

The following is the detailed agenda of the event:
12:00 – 1:00 PM: MathComp Check-In
1:00 – 2:30 PM: MathComp Test (Grade 1-7)
1:15 – 2:15 PM: Parenting Seminar – “21st Century Success: Beyond Math Competitions”
2:30 – 4:00 PM: MathFun (Collin College Atrium Area) – Open to Public
4:00 – 5:30 PM: Award Presentation Ceremony

The event is not restricted to any ethnicity group. Don’t miss out this great opportunity to get your kids involved in the world of math and engineering! Please contact Dr. Chinpei Tang and Dr. Juan Zhao at ciemathcomp2012@gmail.com for inquiries.