Eastern Oregon University Regional High School Mathematics Competition

The state of Oregon holds an annual High School Mathematics Skills Competition.  Competitors in the State competition must first place as a top finisher of one of the many regional qualifying competitions held throughout Oregon.   Eastern Oregon University holds one of these annual regional competition every year on the third Tuesday of Spring Term.  Check out the academic calendar to plan ahead!

The 2016 regional contest was held on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 on the EOU campus in La Grande, OR. Top performers on the state qualifying exam in levels III-VI received invitations to the state tournament, location and date TBA.  Students in grades 8-12 are welcome to participate. (Small schools may use students in 7th grade to complete a team).  The state contest this year includes four categories: Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus and Calculus. However, as in previous years, our regional competition includes six categories – the four above plus Pre-Algebra and Algebra I. Below is a brief schedule of the events. This schedule will remain mostly the same from year to year. Any High Schools (including Charter Schools and Home Schools) in Eastern Oregon are encouraged to attend!

8:15 - 8:45 am – Registration Changes Loso Foyer

8:45 - 9:00 am – Welcome and Directions  Loso McKenzie Theatre

9:10 - 9:50 am – State Qualifying Tests held in Badgley 102, Hoke 339, and Zabel 101

9:10 – 9:50 am – Coffee and Tea with fellow teachers and EOU Math professors

10:00 -10:50 am

  • Zabel 101: Math Bee (Pre-Algebra)
  • Badgley 102: Solve That Problem (Algebra II)

10:00 – 11:20 am

  • Hoke 339: Solve That Problem (Geometry)

11:00 – 11:50 am

  • Badgley 102: Solve That Problem (Open I)
  • Zabel  101: Math Bee (Algebra I)

11:15 – 1:00 pm – Lunch; Hoke 2nd Floor

1:00 - 2:00 pm – Math Relay; Quinn Coliseum

2:00 pm – Awards; McKenzie Theatre in Loso Hall

In the 2016 year we were pleased to offer a $1000 EOU scholarship for each of the 1st place finishers in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus!

The EOU regional competition includes the state qualifying exams for everyone plus team events later in the day.  The cost for the 2016 year was $35 per team.  After registering an invoice will be sent for payment.  Teams consist of 15 students: three each from Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II, and three more from among the combined Pre-Calculus/Calculus participants.  Schools are allowed to have many participating teams.    Calculators are allowed for the qualifying exam, but not for the other events.  Click on the following links for descriptions of the team events: Math Bee, Solve That Problem, and Math Relay.

Lunch will be provided for free for the 2016 competition!

If you and your students would like to stay on campus for lunch, we invite you to visit the Resident Dining Room in Hoke Hall. Naturally if your students really want to go to the fast food restaurants we have in town, go for it!  We need to inform the dining hall of the number of extra people to expect and buy enough lunch tickets for all who want to eat on campus.  Therefore we will not provide the free lunch if you do not register by March 25, 2016 (for the 2016 competition, this date changes slightly from year to year).


All teachers are invited to Coffee and Tea with fellow teachers and EOU Math professors during the state exam.  Relax and chat with fellow eastern Oregon High School Math teachers and EOU Math faculty.


To register your team please fill out the following form:


This form becomes live once the EOU Fall term begins.

If you have any questions please contact MJ at heathe3@eou.edu


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