LA County Math Field Day - A Math Enrichment Activity by Areteem and LACOE

A Contest to Demonstrate Knowledge of Math Through Competition and Celebration

Introduction to Math Field Day

In partnership with Areteem Institute, Los Angeles County Office of Education - LACOE’s Math Field Day is designed as a math enrichment activity to promote mathematical reasoning, teamwork and a balanced mathematics curriculum for all students in upper elementary school, middle school and high school. Participation allows students to demonstrate their math skills 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.

Areteem Institute is an educational institution that develops and provides in-depth and advanced math and science programs for High School, Middle School and Elementary School students and teachers. Areteem programs are ideal for students who wish to win in mathematics competitions (AMC, AIME, USAMO, IMO, ARML, MATHCOUNTS, Math Leagues, Math Olympiad, ZIML, etc.), and Physics Olympiad, or purely want to enrich their academic lives by taking math challenges and developing outstanding analytical, logical thinking and creative problem solving skills.

Math Field Day 2024

Los Angeles County Math Field Day 2024 is scheduled for April 27, 2024 at San Gabriel High School.

Registration is available for districts with the LA County Office of Education and will open by February 2024. Visit the LACOE Math Field Day page by clicking here.

Photos from Past LA County Math Field Days


The Math Field Day Competition Categories

Students from 4th Grade to 8th Grade compete on grade level tasks. 9th, 10th, and 11th Grade high school students compete in tasks covering Integrated Math 1, 2, and 3 respectively.

For each grade, there are three components (referred to as tasks):

  1. Conceptual Understanding
  2. Problem Solving
  3. Computational/Procedural Skills

The Computational/Procedural Skills task is done individually by each team member. It consists of 10 multiple choice questions texting basic mathematical knowledge and problem solving skills. Some questions in this task may have multiple correct answers, helping students get used to choosing all correct answers as they will during standardized state testing.

The other two tasks are done as a team, with all members working together. These tasks are longer, each with four parts, so teamwork and communication is vital for success. Further, students are graded on their teamwork, working efficiently together affects a team's final score.

The Conceptual Understanding task tests a team's ability to not only come up with a correct answer, but explain and justify their reasoning using words and diagrams.

The Problem Solving tasks forces a team to apply their mathematical knowledge to real world scenarios and solve complicated problems that build throughout the parts.

Awards are given to teams for each category (per grade) and also for overall scores for each grade. All the material is based on state and national standards.

Since 2017, Areteem Institute has served as the official problem writers for the competition. Sample questions to get an understanding of the different types of tasks are available below.

STEM Festival at Math Field Day

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