Elementary Math Invitational

The Winston-Salem State University Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education (CMSTE) and Department of Mathematics want to personally invite elementary students to the FREE Winston-Salem State University Elementary Mathematics Invitational (EMI).  On Saturday, April 11, 2015, the Winston-Salem State University Elementary Mathematics Invitational will be held, which consists of a math contest for 4th and 5th graders and Math Activities for their parents. This is an official NC Science Festival sanctioned event.  There seems to be an interest demonstrated by math teachers in the surrounding area to have their students participate at our site, and we definitely would like for students from your school or group to participate.  We have been working very hard to provide contestants and parents with a rewarding experience and hope that you are as excited as we are about the contest.   The math contest will take place on the campus of Winston-Salem State University (WSSU).  Attached is the contest information.  Registration is on a first come first serve basis, so please have your students register your students as soon as possible while slots are still available.  Please share this information with other individuals in the community.

April 11, 2015
8:00 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Winston-Salem State University
Thompson Center (207 ABC)


  1. To stimulate interest in mathematics.
  2. To provide recognition for outstanding elementary mathematics students and outstanding mathematics teachers.
  3. To create dialogue between parents and Winston-Salem State University.
  4. To share mathematics activities with parents that can be done at home with their children.



To be eligible to participate in the WSSU EMI, a student must be in the 4th or 5th grade or taking mathematics classes on the 4th or 5th grade level.  Each contestant will compete individually for awards.  If there is doubt about the eligibility of a student, the sponsoring adult should consult the site contest chair as early as possible.


Trophies will be presented to the top three (3) scoring individuals for the contest.  All participants will receive certificates for participating. 


The Winston-Salem State University Elementary Mathematics Invitational will feature a test with 4th and 5th grade mathematics material.  The test will be a multiple choice test of 30 questions with a time limit of 85 minutes.  In the event of ties, a tie breaking process will be utilized based upon several previously chosen tie breaker items. For the contest, there is a calculator active part and a calculator inactive part.


The event is totally FREE!!!

Breakfast will be provided for all participants and their adult chaperones.


The WSSU Elementary Mathematics Invitational will allow scientific calculator use on the Calculator Active portion of the test, which is 70% of the test.  Students must bring their own scientific calculators.  Students must bring their own number 2 pencils.


It is requested that you fill out and return the Contest Registration Form on or before April 4, 2015.  Please register on time to make sure you are included in our contest; furthermore, due to facility capacity, we may have to limit contest participation. Therefore, it is important to send your registration form on time.  Acknowledgement of receipt will be sent to you upon receiving your form.  Information on parking, a schedule of events, and directions to the campus shall be provided to the participants. 


We look forward to your participation in our contest.  For further information, please contact Dr. Pamela Moses-Snipes (  336)750-2494 or Dr. Vincent Snipes (  (336)750-2488.

Winston-Salem State University

601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Phone: (336) 750-2000

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