Educational Programming

A Contest to Demonstrate Knowledge of Math Through Competition and Celebration

APU is hosting the annual Los Angeles County Math Field Day & STEM Festival for the 2nd time in 2018. The University Libraries' Educational Programming department and the Center for Research in Science (CRIS) are partnering to host the event for the Los Angeles County Office of Education.

When: Saturday, April 28, 2018, 7am – 1pm
Where: APU East Campus

LACOE’s Math Field Day is designed as an enrichment activity to promote mathematical reasoning, teamwork and a balanced mathematics curriculum for all students in upper elementary and middle school. Participation allows students in grades 4-8 attending traditional or charter schools in Los Angeles County to demonstrate their math knowledge through competition in the following elements: computational and procedural skill, conceptual understanding and problem-solving. It is open to 4-person teams from schools in Los Angeles County.

The STEM Festival is an after competition celebration where each grade level experiences a fun activity that does not have to relate to math.

Examples from past STEM Festivals by grade level:

  • 4th Grade: Robotics; Environmental Photography
  • 5th Grade: Molecular Gastronomy
  • 6th Grade: Computer Programming; Video Game production; Flight Simulations
  • 7th and 8th Grade: Neuroscience; Chemistry; Programming

How do I get involved?

For more information, including for registration, visit the Los Angeles County Office of Education website.

Have a specific question?

J. David Landers, M.Ed.
Associate Professor, University Libraries
Director of Education and Community Outreach, Special Collections
Hugh & Hazel Darling Library
(626) 815-6000, Ext. 5770