2016 CIE/USA-DFW MathComp/MathFun and Parenting Seminar

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The Annual MathComp/MathFun and Parenting Seminar is the flagship CIE/USA-DFW youth program attracting participation of about a thousand students, parents, educators and volunteers each year. This goal of this grand math fair is composed of 3 events: (a) a math competition, (b) a math fun fair and (c) a parenting seminar. The main goal is the simulate interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects within the youth at their early ages.


MathComp (Math Competition) provides young students the opportunity to demonstrate their math problem solving skills. Registration is required HERE. The fee is $10 for member parents, and $15 for non-member parents. Each registered participant will receive a free event T-shirt. The competition is not restricted to any ethnicity group.

The contesters must participate for the same grade he/she is at in the 2015-2016 academic year. Sandbagging may result in being disqualified. 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes, and honorable mentions will be awarded to each grade, and the names of the winners will be published in the local newspapers and on the CIE/USA-DFW website. The results of the competition will also be posted on the CIE/USA-DFW website after the event.

Parenting Seminar - "How to Mathemize your Child's Potential for Problem-Solving" by Kathy Cordeiro

While the children are taking their competition tests, all parents are invited to join us in the free parenting seminar. We are honored to have Kathy Cordeiro, Communications Director at AwesomeMath Summer Program to be the Parenting Seminar speaker. Her presentation will be on "How to Mathemize your Child's Potential for Problem-Solving".

Kathy Cordeiro has been involved with mathematics and gifted education for over 10 years as a teacher, parent, facilitator, and math coach. She is the Marketing/Communications Director for AwesomeMath, an organization devoted to providing enriching experiences in mathematics for intellectually curious learners. Through summer camps, publications, curriculum, and competitions, AwesomeMath fosters a community that values critical thinking, creativity, passionate problem solving, and lifetime mathematical learning. She also facilitates the Metroplex Math Circle (MMC) at University of Texas at Dallas, which hosts the AMC competitions. Both AwesomeMath and MMC were founded by Dr. Titu Andreescu, the creator of the Math Rocks program and former coach of the US International Mathematics Olympiad.


MathFun is an interactive program allowing parent/children to work together in solving math and engineering quizzes and games which stimulate their interest in mathematics. Every year, we have about 20 schools, companies, institutions and organizations bringing interesting math and engineering materials to the site to interact closely with the students. This is the fun part of the fair that the children love the most. Do not miss out this great opportunity to get your kids involved in the world of math and engineering! The participation of this event is open to the public.

If you would like to setup a booth at the event, please download this form (2016 MathFun Registration Form) and return to us.

Sample Competition Problems

[Grade 1, Test Questions, PDF]   [Grade 1, Test Questions, PDF]
[Grade 2, Test Questions, PDF]   [Grade 2, Test Questions, PDF]
[Grade 3, Test Questions, PDF]   [Grade 3, Test Questions, PDF]
[Grade 4, Test Questions, PDF]   [Grade 4, Test Questions, PDF]
[Grade 5, Test Questions, PDF]   [Grade 5, Test Questions, PDF]
[Grade 6, Test Questions, PDF]   [Grade 6, Test Questions, PDF]
[Grade 7, Test Questions, PDF]   [Grade 7, Test Questions, PDF]
[Grade 8, Test Questions, PDF]   [Grade 8, Test Questions, PDF]

2016 MathComp Winner List

Click here to view winner list.

2016 MathComp Test Results

Click here to view your test results.

[Grade 1 Q/A] [Grade 2 Q/A] [Grade 3 Q/A ] [Grade 4 Q/A]

[Grade 5 Q/A] [Grade 6 Q/A] [Grade 7 Q/A ] [Grade 8 Q/A]


The Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE) was founded in 1917 in New York by a group of Chinese engineers who graduated from American universities and served in various industries in the United States. CIE’s mission is to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) awareness all over the United States. The DFW Chapter was established in January 1989 and registered in the state of Texas as a non-profit organization in 1992. Over the years, the DFW chapter has established close ties with major corporations and government bodies around the world. Leaders from these sponsoring organizations are featured in the chapter’s annual convention by sharing their experiences and insights in business and technology. For more information, visit http://www.cie-dfw.org.