15th Annual
Mathematical Exploration Day
Ithaca College
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Each Spring, students come to Ithaca College from several area high schools came to experience a day of mathematical fun, exploration, and discovery. Dozens of sophomores and juniors arrive early on campus for registration and a welcome from the Department of Mathematics. Students take part in a team mathematical competition. During this competition, the high school teachers enjoy a professional development presentation. Following the competition, students and teachers explore mathematical ideas in a variety of areas. Lunch follows with the announcement of the competition winners. It is a great event that the IC Math Department looks forward to every year.

In order to register for this year's Math Day, please fill out the following form and return it to Matt Thomas via email (mthomas7@ithaca.edu) or hardcopy.  

Register for Math Day 2019!

Photo Release Form - for the 15th anniversary of IC Math Day, the college is bringing in media to highlight the program.  We have included a photo release form for students willing to be recorded during the day.  Giving permission for photos/videos is completely optional, all are welcomed to participate whether they give permission or not.  

Driving Directions

Campus Map - when you arrive on campus, please come Phillips Hall (9B on the campus map.)  

Schedule (preliminary)

Click here for a hardcopy of the day's schedule.

9:00 am   Registration (Clark Lounge,
               Campus Center, Ithaca College)

9:30         Welcome and Workshop Orientation 
                (Clark Lounge)

9:50         Math Contest – team event (Emerson Suites)

9:50         Computer Math Exploration  

9:50          Presentation for Teachers (Clark Lounge)

11:00-12:00  Mini-Sessions Exploring Mathematics (Emerson Suites)

12:00-12:45    Lunch (Clark Lounge)

12:45-1:00      Announcement of results of team contest event.

1:00                Departure and informal conversation.  Tour if requested. 

Math Day 2018 Competition Results

Competition Questions

Competition Answers

First Place (2-way tie)

  • Cortland High School
    • Meredith B.
    • Giovanni C.
    • Daniel R.
    • Alexander R.
  • Johnson City High School
    • Suhaib A.
    • Alan B.
    • James K.
    • Austin M.

Second Place

  • Cortland High School
    • Mira D.
    • Tess E.
    • Ella W.
    • Elyssa Y.

Third Place (3-way tie)

  • Skaneateles High School
    • Owen C.
    • Tony D.
    • Michael L.
    • Tommy R.
  • West Genesee High School
    • James C.
    • Ben D.
    • Philip M.
    • Michael W.
  • West Genesee High School
    • Gabbie G.
    • Eric L.
    • Jessica P.
    • Eric W.

Details from the Math Day 2018

12 schools

172 students

19 teachers

156 students in 43 teams

Past Math Days

You can find links to past competitions, presentations, and pictures by going to our archive