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Math Expo. Information. The purpose of the Math Expo is to offer students the opportunity to think deeply about mathematics as it applies to everyday life. Dates. Lake Norman Elementary Math Expo Lake Norman Elementary Wednesday, January 4, 2012 Western Regional Math Expo

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    1. Math Expo Information

    2. The purpose of the Math Expo is to offer students the opportunity to think deeply about mathematics as it applies to everyday life.

    3. Dates • Lake Norman Elementary Math Expo • Lake Norman Elementary • Wednesday, January 4, 2012 • Western Regional Math Expo • Appalachian State University, Boone, NC • Saturday, March 31, 2012 • State Math Expo • North Carolina School of Science and Math, Durham, NC • Date- TBD

    4. Overview of LNE Math Expo 2012 • The LNE Math Exposition will be held at the school. Projects entered should explore mathematical ideas of interest to the student. Be creative! Explore your own original idea or one of these examples: • Experiments in estimation, measurement, or problem-solving • Application of mathematics in navigation, astronomy, economics, photography, music, hobbies, etc. • Analysis, Trigonometry, Topology, • Statistics and Probability • Make a game using math concepts. • Write a biography of a famous mathematician • Explain an mathematical theory • Solve a problem using a mathematical formula

    5. Steps in Developing a Math Fair Project • Decide on a topic • Plan steps in project • Conduct some research about your topic • Investigate and collect data • Create a display with write-ups and graphics • Practice talking about your project

    6. Quality Point Criteria • Written documentation which must include • Origin of idea • An outline of the development of the project • Discussion of mathematical concepts investigated • References used including names of resource people • Oral presentation which must include • Clear and well organized discussion of mathematical concept presented • Response to evaluator’s questions • Development and demonstration of mathematical concepts in an effective manner • Investigations which extend beyond the student’s everyday classroom investigations • Student creativity • Organization of ideas, thoroughness, and clarity • Appearance

    7. Project Guidelines(These guidelines are set by the Regional and State Math Fairs) • Maximum Size of Exhibit with all measurements made at the widest points. • One meter in width (side to side) • One meter in depth (front to back) • One meter in height • The explanation of your idea and your written mathematical process must be displayed on a project board. The project board is to show evidence of your mathematical thinking. • Each project must be labeled on the back of project board with a 3x5 index card with the following information: • Name of individual or class. Class projects should name presenters representing the class. • Grade level • Class or Individual Project Title • Teacher/Coach Name • School Name • Any special equipment such as a microcomputer, printer, extension cord, power strip, etc. must be supplied by the presenter. • Quality Points will be awarded on a scale of 0 to 3: 0=Below Average, 1=Average, 2=Above Average, 3=Outstanding. • Individual projects may involve one or two students only. The day of the Exposition one or two students must be available for the presentation and interview for each project. • Student presenters must be present during the scheduled presentation and interview time for the category entered. Math related activity sessions are scheduled for students when they are presenting and interviewing.

    8. Additional comments: Up to 5 extra points may be awarded for clearly demonstrating work or thinking beyond high expectations for grade level. Comments should reflect support for additional points awarded. Total Score: ________ Student Name _____________________________________________ School and Grade Level _________________________

    9. Computation Algebra Geometry Probability Decimals/Fractions Graphing Measurement Data Analysis Scale drawing or models Tessellations Famous mathematicians Optical Illusions Stock Market Ratios Consumer Math Proportion Tangrams Estimation Game theory Formulas Time Magic Squares Abacus Math and Science Math and Art Math and Music Math and Literature Math and Social Studies Topics to Think About

    10. Questions:Contact Bethany Orr