2018 CIE/USA-DFW MathComp/MathFun and Parenting Seminar
The Annual MathComp/MathFun event and Parenting Seminar are the flagship events of the CIE/USA-DFW youth program. They attract the participation of nearly 1000 students, parents, educators, and volunteers each year. This grand math fair is composed of three events: (1) a math competition, (2) a math fun fair, and (3) a parenting seminar. The main goal is to stimulate young students' interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) subjects.
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 2017-2018 academic year. Sandbagging may result in being disqualified. Top scorers and honorable mentions will be awarded to each grade, and the names of the winners will be published on the CIE/USA-DFW website.
Parenting Seminar and Panel Discussion:
While the students compete, all parents are invited to attend the Parenting Seminar and Panel Discussion, which is free to parents of MathComp participants. We are honored to have former USA International Mathmatical Olympiad Head Coach Dr. Zuming Feng, 2018 MIT freshman Katherine Xiong, and 2017/2018 USA International Mathematics Olympiad team qualifier Vincent Huang to be our speakers and panelists.Speakers and Panelists:
Dr. Zuming Feng
Dr. Zuming Feng earned his PhD in mathematics from Johns Hopkins University. Since then, he has become the nation's leading educator in middle school and high school mathematics programs. He has contributed extensively and significantly to the USA Mathematical Olympiad program and International Mathmatical Olympiad movement. The following are highlights of his achievements and contributions:
• Math program teacher at Phillips Exeter Academy, and Stephen G.Kurtz Teaching Chair
• USA International Mathematical Olympiad team coach and head coach for nearly two decades
• Committee member of AIME, USAJMO, USAMO, MOSP, and IMO
• Designer of selection and training process for MOSP and IMO team; Academic Director of MOSP
• Co-founder of USA Girls Mathematical Olympiad program
• Course designer and visiting instructor at Yale University
• Founder of IDEAM MATH program
Vincent Huang (Student)
Vincent Huang just finished his junior year at Plano West Senior High School. He has been active in high school math contests, and qualified for the 2017 and 2018 USA International Mathematics Olympiad teams. In his free time, Vincent enjoys playing cello, learning about computer science, and helping other kids learn math.
Katherine Xiong (Student)
Katherine Xiong recently graduated from the Texas Academy of Math and Science. An avid STEM enthusiast, she gained her first exposure to competition math at the CIE Math Competition. She competed from 1st through 7th grade, and has enjoyed continuing her involvement by volunteering at this event every year since and serving on the planning committee for the past two years. Katherine is a 3-time AIME qualifier, 2-time Math Prize for Girls attendee, and a Siemens Competition Semifinalist. Katherine will attend MIT in the fall to major in computer science and economics.
MathFun is an interactive program which allows parents and children to work together in solving engineering quizzes and games, stimulating their interest in mathematics. Each year, nearly 20 schools, companies, institutions, and organizations bring interesting math and engineering materials onsite and interact closely with the students. This is the fun part of the fair, and one the students look forward to. Don't miss this great opportunity to get your students involved in the wonderful world of math and engineering! MathFun is open to public participation.
If you would like to setup a booth at the event, please download this form (2018 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]
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.