Math Fairs

Graphic for Math FairThe North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics sponsors three regional Math Fairs each spring. The best projects qualify for the State Math Fair. Only students attending school in North Carolina are eligible to enter.

Projects may be entered in the following categories:

  • Grades K-2 (Individual or Class Projects)

  • Grades 3-4 (Individual or Class Projects)

  • Grades 5-6 (Individual or Class Projects)

  • Grades 7-8 (Individual Projects)

  • Grades 9-12 (Individual Projects)

Class projects must involve a majority of the students in that class. Individual projects involve one or two students only. Projects must be pre-registered to be accepted for competition. During the judging, each project must be represented by one or two students whose names appear on the project.

For more information about the NCCTM Math Fairs contact Dr. Erica Slate Young at SlateER@appstate.edu.

 

2024 First Round Math Fairs

Thank you all for your patience as we have been working to get Math Fairs back up and running after the long break due to the pandemic. In addition to the challenges that come with re-starting after such a long break, we have had leadership changes at all levels of the math fair committee. We were able to run the program last year in a limited format, and are still in a rebuilding phase this year.

There will be regional math fairs in the Eastern and Western regions this year. There is currently not a Central Region leader so there will not be a fair in that region this year. The NCCTM Math Fair rules state that a student attending school in North Carolina can register to participate in any regional fair. There is a limit of three projects per school per category at the regional level, but otherwise, there is no restriction that would prevent a student from the Central Region signing up to participate in one of the other regional fairs. Note: a student may participate in only one regional fair.

In-person Option -- Eastern Region, but students from all regions are welcome!

March 23, 2024 at Wake Tech Community College's Beltline Education Center. Deadline to register: February 23, 2024.  For more info and registration:  https://sites.google.com/view/2024-ncctm-eastern-mathfair/general-information

Virtual Option -- Western Region, but students from all regions are welcome!

April 13, 2023 online via zoom. Deadline to register March 13, 2024.  More info and registration is coming soon.  Questions? Contact Robert Leichner at robert.leichner@cms.k12.nc.us


2023 Math Fairs

 

 


2020, 2021, and 2022 Math Fairs

CANCELLED!
We want all of our teachers, children, and parents to stay safe!  


2019 Fairs - Recap

Click to see the Winners of the 2019 State Math Fair (pdf)

The State Math Fair was at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics on May 3.
The Eastern Region Math Fair was at East Carolina University on March 8.
The Central Region Math Fair was at North Asheboro Middle School on March 2.
The Western Region Math Fair was at Appalachian State University on March 23.


2018 Fairs - Recap

Click to see the Winners of the 2018 State Math Fair (pdf)

The State Math Fair was at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics on May 4, 2018.
The Eastern Region Math Fair was at East Carolina University on March 9, 2018.
The Central Region Math Fair was at Asheboro High School on March 17, 2018.
The Western Region Math Fair was at Appalachian State University on April 14, 2018.


2017 Fairs - Recap

Click to see the Winners of the 2017 State Math Fair (pdf)

The State Math Fair was at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics on April 28, 2017.
The Eastern Region Math Fair was at East Carolina University on March 11, 2017.
The Central Region Math Fair was at Asheboro High School on March 18, 2017.
The Western Region Math Fair was at Appalachian State University on March 25, 2017.

 


2016 Fairs - Recap

Click to see the Winners of the 2016 State Math Fair

The State Math Fair was at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics on May 13, 2016.
The Eastern Region Math Fair was at East Carolina University on March 11, 2016.
The Central Region Math Fair was at North Asheboro Middle School on April 9, 2016.
The Western Region Math Fair was at Appalachian State University on March 19, 2016.


2015 Fairs - Recap

Click to see the Winners of the 2015 State Math Fair

The State Math Fair was at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics on May 8, 2015.
The Eastern Region Math Fair was at East Carolina University on March 13, 2015.
The Central Region Math Fair was at North Asheboro Middle School on March 18, 2015.
The Western Region Math Fair was at Appalachian State University on March 21. 2015.


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