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Three Act Math Task
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Dates / Schedule

On four days throughout the 2014-2015 school year, each team of students and their teacher coaches will convene on the Drexel campus for an afternoon of competition. Three components constitute the Philadelphia EMC:

  1. Two students will present a written solution to a Problem of the Week created by the Math Forum at Drexel. The team of eight students will have worked together to generate a solution to the problem prior to the competition and will then share their ideas with an audience. The two students from the team who present will rotate on each of the four dates so that by the final date, all students from the team will have had a chance to present.
  2. Eight students will participate in an Engineering Solutions Event that requires hands-on design and data collection. The subject of the challenge will not be available prior to competition. Background information will be provided at the competition to guide students. Students will use their designs and data to make predictions and generate a mathematical model.
  3. All eight students will solve problems as part of a Quiz Bowl. Students will work together to answer questions and compete head to head against other teams.

Competition Dates and Schedules

The Philadelphia Engineering and Math Challenge will be held at Drexel University.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Schedule
LOCATION: Bossone Research Center, 3rd Floor, Atrium
3140 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

      11:30 Check-In and Lunch
      12:00 Welcome and Campus Tour
       1:00 Problem of the Week Presentations
       2:00 Engineering Solutions Event
       3:00 Quiz Bowl
       3:50 Celebration of Successes
       4:00 Depart

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Schedule
LOCATION: Bossone Research Center, 3rd Floor, Atrium
3140 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

      11:30 Check-In and Lunch
                  Team Photos
      12:00 Welcome
      12:10 Problem of the Week Presentations
       1:25 Quick Break
       1:30 Quiz Bowl Part 1
       2:00 Quick Break
       2:05 Engineering Solutions Design Phase
       2:50 Engineering Solutions Judging Phase (3 different judging stations)
       3:15 Quiz Bowl Part 2
       3:50 Celebration of Successes
       4:00 Depart

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Schedule
LOCATION: Bossone Research Center, 3rd Floor, Atrium
3140 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

        to be added

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Schedule
LOCATION: Bossone Research Center, 3rd Floor, Atrium
3140 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

        to be added

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