Academic Contests

NCCTM Eastern Region Math Fair Competition

EVENT DATE: March 15, 2013 at East Carolina University (ECU)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2013

The NCCTM Eastern Region is sponsoring a Mathematics Fair for student projects on Friday, March 13th at ECU. If you are interested in participating please talk with Mrs. Kochakji or send an email at katherine.kochakji@nhcs.net.

Here's the website for registering...

http://www.ncctm.org/math_fair.cfm

Projects may be entered in the following categories:

Grades K-2 (Individual or Class Projects)

Grades 3-5 (Individual or Class Projects)

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. Entry fee is $8.00 per student.

Judging will be based on the following criteria:

A. Written documentation (a separate paper) which must include:

-Origin of idea

-An outline of the development of the project

-Discussion of mathematical concepts investigated

-References used, including names of resource people.

B. Oral Presentation which must include:

-Clear and well organized discussion of mathematical concept presented

-Response to evaluator's questions

C. Development and demonstration of mathematical concepts in an effective manner

D. Investigations which extend beyond the student's everyday classroom investigations

2012-2013 American History Essay Contest ~ Daughters of the American Revolution

Topic: Focus on the groups, including African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics, and others who provided military, patriotic and public service in support of the American Revolution. Describe a particular person or group and how they supported the cause for American Independence.

Length: 5th Grade/300-600 words

Form: Essay is to be handwritten in black ink, typed or prepared on a computer or word processor, using black type in a non-script font (Arial-Times New Roman) no smaller than 12 point or larger than 14 point. Must be a student's original work.

Each Essay must contain a Title Page listing the following information:

Title of Essay: "Forgotten Patriots Who Supported the American Struggle for Independence"

Contestants Full Name and Address or the Schools

Contestants telephone number and email or the Schools

Name of School and grade level

Name of sponsoring DAR chapter: Wilmington Ladies Tea Walk

Number of Words in essay

Bibliography: Essay must have a bibliography listing all references utilized. Internet resources must also be cited. (Any essay with information copied directly from sources without using quotes will be disqualified).

Judging**: Judging is based on historical accuracy, adherence to topic, organization of material, itnerest, originality, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and neatness. Pictures, maps, graphics, etc will not be considered in judging.

Chapter: One essay chosen from grade level.

State: One essay chosen from grade level.

Division: One essay from each division is selected.

National: One essay is chosen.

Winners receive a gold pin, certificate and monetary award at the Continental Congress in July 2013.

http://www.dar.org/

http://www.dar.org/natsociety/essays.cfm