Other Events

Our events page highlights upcoming mathematics and STEM events for K–12 students and professional learning opportunities for teachers. Check back regularly to find out all the math happenings around the state and beyond!

2024 Math Bowl XLII

Saturday, May 4, 2024


Kamehameha Schools – Hawai’i and Brigham Young University – Hawaii 

are hosting the 44th Annual State of Hawaii Math Bowl.  It will be held at 

 Kamehameha Schools - Hawai’i;

 16-716 Volcano Rd;  

 Kea‘au, Big Island, Hawai’i     

on Saturday, May 4, 2024, from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 2:00 p.m.


Online registration for the competition is at https://mc.byuh.edu/math/mathbowl-registration

Please respond by April 5th, 2024.  It helps with planning the event.  


The purpose of the Math Bowl is:


All interested public and private high schools in the State of Hawaii will each designate three students to represent them on the official school team.  In addition, alternates and/or practice teams may participate but not in an official capacity.

Each school will be assigned to one of two divisions: Class AA (enrollment of 1,000 or more) or Class A (enrollment of less than 1,000) with the understanding that any Class A school may elect to compete in Class AA.


The Math Bowl has participants play an eight-round format as seen in the Tentative Schedule found at the bottom of this document. At least one tie-breaker problem shall be prepared to determine one first-place, one second- place, and one third-place winner in each class (A or AA), if necessary.  In the event that there is still a tie for the top three places in each class, then the Math Bowl Chairperson shall determine a fair way to break the tie.

Note that the total amount of time that the students will spend in competition will be approximately 70 minutes.  The halves are 36 and 34 minutes long.  The maximum possible point value will be 90 points.  The total number of problems is 14 (excluding tie breakers).  For the 1st and 7th rounds, each member of the team will get all three problems, color-coded.  Each team will get an answer sheet, which they hand in after filling in their 3 answers and school name.  For the 5th round, each member will only get one problem, which will be color-coded for category.

If there are any challenges that need to be resolved on any question, then the decision of the judges shall be final.


The names of the top three schools in each class (A or AA) shall be publicized.

Awards to be presented in each class are as follows:



All schools and individual participants and attendants at the Math Bowl shall not hold Brigham Young University--Hawaii, or any party/individual connected with the Math Bowl liable, unless gross negligence can be shown.


All schools and individual participants and attendants may use the following arrangements.


Deadline for Participation in the Math Bowl:  April 5, 2024 (helps with planning).  Online Registration for the Math Bowl and the $27.00 per person entry fee must be received by at the address indicated on the online registration site.  Online registration must be completed at the website: https://mc.byuh.edu/math/mathbowl-registration


08:30 - 09:00 Arrival at Site.  Registration.  Seating Assignment for Official Teams.

09:00 - 09:29 Opening Remarks.  Invocation.  Introduction of Teams, Guests, and VIP's.  Final Instructions.

09:30 - 09:40 1st Round: 10 minutes/15 points.  There will be three problems, ranging from easy to moderate. The point values for each problem will be 4, 5, and 6.  Students may work together on all three exercises.

09:45 - 09:50 2nd Round: 5 minutes/5 points.

09:55 - 10:01 3rd Round: 6 minutes/6 points.

10:06 - 10:13 4th Round: 7 minutes/7 points.

10:18 - 10:26 5th Round: 8 minutes/18 points.  There will be three problems.  Each problem shall be worth 6 points each.  The exercises shall be of moderate difficulty.  The exercises shall be done individually, where each member of the three-member team shall do one problem. The three categories of problems shall be specified by the problems committee, and might be algebra/ geometry, trigonometry and probability.  The coaches shall be informed before the contest begins.  Before receiving the problems, the students and the coach, if necessary, shall decide who will do which category of problem.  The chair which the student occupies at each team's table (for example, left, middle, or right) will determine which category of problem the student will do.

10:26 - 10:41 Intermission.  Half-Time.  Report of Half-Time Scores.  Announcements. 

10:41 - 10:50 6th Round: 9 minutes/9 points. 

10:55 - 11:10 7th Round: 15 minutes/20 points.  There shall be three problems, ranging from easy to very difficult.  The point values for the problems will be 4, 6, and 10.  Students may work together on all three exercises.

11:15 - 11:25 8th Round: 10 minutes/10 points.

11:25 - 11:45 Break.  Totaling of Team Scores.

11:45 - 12:00 Tie-Breaker, if necessary.

12:05 - 01:45 Lunch.  Report of Final Results.  Presentation of Awards and Accolades.  

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Restor(y)ing Our Futures / "Weaving Under the Hala Tree"

Wed., March 6 & Thurs., March 7, 2024

Restor(y)ing Our Futures / Weaving Under the Hala Tree" 3/6/24 & 3/7/24 @ Punahou School

2023 MaTCH

Saturday, Oct. 7, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, 2023

2023 Math Teachers Circle
at Hawaii (MaTCH)

Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival

Oct. 7, Oct. 21, Nov. 18
UH West Oahu (click for map)
Room E135

*If it works for you, ride the Skyline! The station is close by.

Join us for hands-on, play-based, and standards-aligned math sessions. These sessions will empower you to develop math content and pedagogical understanding collaboratively with other participants. Activities are designed to have low floor so that anyone can find a way to engage and a high ceiling so that everyone can find a meaningful challenge.

Register at

2023 Hawaii Teacher Celebration

Saturday, April 29, 2023

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2023 Hawaii Teacher Celebration
Saturday, April 29, 2023
4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Honouliuli Middle School

Hawaii educators, school level personnel, and their families are invited!

2022-2023 School ID required

Join us for food, vendors, free live entertainment, door prizes, and good vibes!

RSVP at bit.ly/htc2023

43rd Annual Hawaii State Math Bowl

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Math Bowl XLIII 2023 State Math Championships - Saturday, April 29, 2023 https://mc.byuh.edu/math-bowl

Saturday, April 29, 2023
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Brigham Young University - Hawaii

Please send payments to:

Brigham Young University - Hawaii
Re: State Math Bowl
55-220 Kulanui St, Box 1955
Laie, HI 96762

Online Application & Information

Dr. Scott Hyde is pleased to announce the 2023 State Mathematics Championships.

This year the Math Bowl will be held at Brigham Young University - Hawaii at Laie, Hawaii on the island of Oahu.

A panel of professors and professionals have compiled this year's questions and answers and feel that this Math Bowl will be one of history's best.

Teachers Across Borders South Africa

Teachers Across Borders Southern Africa is a volunteer organization of US math and science teachers who travel to South Africa every year in an effort to close the education divide since the learning and teaching of math and science in Black schools became legal after the fall of Apartheid.

This summer, TABSA will be returning to South Africa for the 20th year of PD workshops with our colleagues who teach in rural schools. Each year they send us their most challenging topics in math and science and TABSA helps design lessons for schools with little or no equipment and class sizes that exceed 40. The project runs from June 21 - July 17 in the city of Mangaung, Free State Province. We expect to work with 320 teachers of math and science in three week long workshops. And 100+ senior students who are preparing for their matriculation exams. Please look at our website: www.tab-sa.org

We have two math vacancies on our 2023 team and are looking for two experienced math teachers (Grades 7-12) to complete our team.

Contact TABSA Director: Yunus Peer ypeer@punahou.edu 

Ongoing Professional Development Learning Opportunities for Teachers

Aloha mai kākou,

Amidst unprecedented challenges and opportunities, we are sincerely grateful for your dedication, commitment, and aloha in classrooms and communities around the world. We honor and celebrate the critical role of educators in today's world and we invite you to innovate, explore, and re-imagine education with us at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa College of Education.

We extend a call for applications to the 2022-2023 Ethnomathematics Graduate Certificate and M.Ed. Curriculum Studies, Mathematics Education master’s degree program. Participants already holding a license in the State of Hawai‘i may add-a-field of licensure in ethnomathematics through the Hawai‘i Teacher Standards Board.

To learn more about the programs and join FREE virtual info sessions, please see the UH News Story:


Please kindly share with your networks.

For more information, please see the UHM Ethnomathematics Program website or email coemath@hawaii.edu.



UH Ethnomathematics participants

Ongoing STEM Events for K-12 Students

The Oahu Mathematics League (OML) is a mathematics competition league open to high schools across the state of Hawaii.

Website:  http://www.oahumath.org/

The Hawaii State Math Bowl is a one-day mathematics competition open to high schools across the state of Hawaii.

Website:  https://mc.byuh.edu/math-bowl

The MATHCOUNTS Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that reaches students in grades 6-8 in all US states and territories with 3 extracurricular math programs. More than a quarter million students participate in their programs or use their resources each year.  

Website:  https://www.mathcounts.org/

Past Events

Association for Women in Mathematics' Essay Contest

The purpose of the contest is for students in Grade 6-12 and undergraduate students to interview a woman with a mathematical career and write a short essay about her life. See https://awm-math.org/awards/student-essay-contest/.

Submissions can be sent starting on December 1, 2021 and ends on February 1, 2022.

Contest information (including contacts) can be found at https://awm-math.org/awards/student-essay-contest/.

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) Nominations

The National Science Foundation is currently accepting nominations and applications for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program. PAEMST are the highest honors bestowed by the United States government specifically for K–12 science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teaching. Since 1983, more than 5,100 teachers have been recognized for their contributions to STEM education. Awardees serve as models to their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of STEM education. Up to 108 awardees may be recognized each year.

The PAEMST program is open to outstanding STEM teachers in the 50 states; Washington, D.C.; the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; Department of Defense Education Activity schools; and the U.S. Territories as a group (comprising American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands).

Anyone—principals, teachers, parents, students, or members of the general public—may nominate a teacher by completing the nomination form available on the PAEMST website. To submit a nomination, you will need the teacher’s name, email address, and school contact information. If you know more than one teacher deserving of this award, you may submit more than one nomination. Teachers may also apply directly at www.paemst.org.

Presidential Awardees receive a certificate signed by the President of the United States; a trip to Washington, D.C., to attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities; and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation. They also join a network of award-winning teachers from across the country. The National Science Foundation administers PAEMST on the behalf of The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

The nomination deadline is January 7, 2022, and the application deadline is February 6, 2022, for elementary teachers (grades K-6). Secondary teachers (grades 7-12) will be eligible to apply during a future cycle.

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Six Virtual Playdates: Support & Learn from Local Authors

The University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Curriculum Research & Development Group, together with the Hanahau'oli School Professional Development Center, invite you to a free, virtual, and family-friendly holiday celebration of learning. Participants will choose three from the following six virtual play dates to meet local authors, engage in learning activities for the whole family, and purchase books at discounted prices for the holiday giving season. Read on to learn more about each of the breakout rooms, which will include opportunities to learn how to nurture your keiki mathematical thinking through daily activities, join a local author in a writing workshop, learn how to turn your art passion into illustration, plus a collection of fun and enriching STEAM activities. All learning activities are provided by local creators in Hawai'i, and one lucky winner will be awarded a prize package valued at $50. Join us to celebrate learning, support local businesses, and jump start your holiday shopping! 

DETAILS at https://www.hanahauoli.org/pdc-calendar/2020/crdgbookfair

Ethnomathematics Graduate Certificate & M.ED. Curriculum Studies, Math Education

Amidst unprecedented challenges and opportunities, we are truly grateful for your dedication, commitment, and aloha in classrooms and communities around the world. As expressed in the 'ōlelo no'eau, we honor and celebrate the critical role of educators in today's world and we invite you to innovate, explore, and re-imagine education with us in the Ethnomathematics Graduate Certificate (11 months) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa College of Education. Participants may extend the certificate to a M.Ed. Curriculum Studies, Mathematics Education master’s degree with the completion of additional coursework and requirements (17 months). In addition, participants already holding a license in the State of Hawai‘i may add-a-field of licensure in ethnomathematics through the Hawai‘i Teacher Standards Board.

Ethnomathematics is real-world experiential problem-solving that empowers students to be locally-minded, global citizens with a sense of purpose and a sense of place. Our vision is "Every child will know who they are, where they come from, and where they are going." The ethnomathematics program is intended to inform, inspire, and rejuvenate participants to operationalize the knowledge and experience gained to design curriculum and implement action plans that impact equity and excellence in student learning and achievement. Program graduates become teacher leaders through interconnected work with educational institutions, research organizations, and community partners.

Please see the information sheet attached and link to our UH News Story.

Application Information and Deadlines:

Early admission deadline: December 1, 2020

General admission deadline: February 1, 2021

We invite you to join one of our virtual information sessions:

To join the session, please click on this link a few minutes before the start time (the host will let you in): https://coehawaii.zoom.us/j/8089563359

For more information, please see our ethnomathematics website or contact us at coemath@hawaii.edu. 


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NCTM 2020 Virtual Conference

Unfortunately NCTM's centennial celebration scheduled for April 2020 in Chicago was postponed because of the pandemic. However, the show must go on. The next annual meeting will be held virtually from November 11-14, 2020. Registration opens September 1.

Register by October 15 and receive a swag bag of goodies including a limited edition NCTM centennial t-shirt.

Now is also a good time to renew your NCTM Membership.

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Games to Promote Conceptual Understanding in Mathematics

In this FREE webinar, participants will explore math games to use in the classroom that enhance students’ number and operation sense.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

10:30 to 11:30 am (Hawaii Standard Time)

Location: Online via Zoom

FREE (click image or here to register)

NCTM's 100 Days of Professional Learning

In celebration of 100 years of service to educators, NCTM launch 100 Days of Professional Learning. These free webinars feature speakers who were scheduled to speak in Chicago at the centennial celebration that was postponed due to the pandemic and other speakers and topics geared for teachers of all levels. Webinars continue through October. Recordings are posted the day after each session. Join educators from around the nation for professional learning webinars on a variety of topics! One webinar a day (April 1 - October 15, 2020) is available all sponsored by National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Visit the following link for more information:


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Using Math Games to Support Learning in Grades 3-12

Date: September 8, 2020

Time: 3:30-5:30 PM (Hawaii Standard Time)

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost: $60, includes a free digital copy of NSights Math Games to Promote Conceptual Understanding

Register here.

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Learn about how you can use Desmos to bring delight to mathematics, even from afar.

All grades welcome!

August 13, 2020

4:15 - 5:15 p.m.

Register at http://bit.ly/3fP8ncQ

Virtual Math Summit 2020

Free Professional Development for Elementary Teachers (25 exciting speakers) on August 3-5, 2020


Join the weekly Math Teachers' Circle Network Online Series, available to educators all over the country! Sessions are held on Tuesdays, 2 to 3pm, HST.