The eleventh annual GeoJam will be hosted on Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 8am to 11:30am at Edison Middle School and from 6 to 8pm at Urbana High School. Registration for GeoJam at Urbana High School will open at 5:30pm.
GeoJam is an exciting day of hands-on math games, puzzles, challenges, robotic and computer explorations, coloring competitions, Sudoku, and a free prize drawing. This event is hosted by the pre-service math educators from the University of Illinois and is meant for the whole family to get involved. Everyone is welcome, especially those who do not have enough opportunities to do mathematics for fun, or do not think that mathematics can be fun.
Students will form teams of 5 - 8 members to complete 5 different mathematical stations. Cheering sections, signs, and team t-shirts are encouraged but not required.
Students and other guests not participating in the GeoJam competition are encouraged to complete our SoloJam stations which explore numerous different and exciting mathematical puzzles and games.
Prizes will be awarded at the Urbana High School event for the team which receives the highest score from all GeoJam stations. Everyone attending GeoJam main event at Urbana High School will receive a raffle ticket that will be used to give away tons of great prizes. at the end of the night. These prizes include dozens of gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses. Check out our sponsors page for a list of businesses contributing to this year's prizes.
Come and join the fun!
Quotes from Participants
"Exciting event where you use math concepts in real situations!"
"An amazing, interesting, and challenging math adventure"
"Better than math class!"
"Better than real math team competitions"
"It's a place to have fun without even knowing its math!"