Math Day Planned Oct. 21 at WSU

PULLMAN, Wash. — More than 30 Washington and northern Idaho schools will participate
in the ninth annual Math Day competition Oct. 21 on the Washington State University campus.
Four $2,000 WSU scholarships will be awarded to the winners of the competition.
Co-chair Carolyn Smith said more than 400 students will participate in one or more of the
competitions. All students will take the PROBE, a comprehensive exam, at 9:40 a.m. in the
Compton Union Building’s Carey Ballroom. During team competition that begins at 11:20 a.m. in
rooms scattered throughout the CUB, 32 small school teams will meet in a double elimination
context that uses a “College Bowl” format. Thirty-two large school teams will compete in a similar
Final rounds of the team competitions start about 2:35 p.m. in the CUB ballroom. Team
trophies and individual awards will be given to the top three teams in both categories.
“Math Day continues to provide a forum for high school students from Washington and
northern Idaho to demonstrate their mathematical talent and knowledge,” said Duane DeTemple,
co-chair of the event. “It is a chance to see the fine work being done by so many teachers, and
it’s always a pleasure to recognize their dedication and effectiveness.”
Washington high schools competing in Math Day include Clarkston, Colfax, Connell, Deer
Park, DeSales (Walla Walla), Freeman (Rockford), Garfield-Palouse, Kamiakin (Kennewick),
Kennewick, Kentlake (Kent), Kiona-Benton (Benton City), Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls), Lewis and
Clark (Spokane), Liberty (Spangle), Mead (Spokane), Moses Lake, Mt. Rainier (Des Moines),
Pasco, Prosser, Pullman, Southridge (Kennewick), St. John-Endicott, Thomas Jefferson (Auburn),
University (Spokane) and Walla Walla.
Idaho schools include Clearwater Valley (Kooskia), Kendrick, Nez Perce, Potlatch, Prairie
(Cottonwood) and Sandpoint.