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The Story of Calc Bowl 2011


Calc Bowl 2011 went off with a bang on April 6 at Gateway High School in Aurora. There were 64 teams from all over the Denver metro area; 275 students from 14 high schools and one community college.

Thanks to support from Northrop Grumman Corporation, IEEE, Aurora Public Schools, and many volunteers from Northrop Grumman, IEEE, Aurora Public Schools, University of Denver, University of Colorado Denver, University of Colorado Boulder, and Community College of Aurora.

Schools represented at Calc Bowl 2011 were:

Adams 12 Five Star Schools

Horizon High School

Aurora Public Schools

Gateway High School, Hinkley High School, Rangeview High School

Cherry Creek Schools

Cherokee Trail High School, Cherry Creek High School, Smoky Hill High School

Denver Public Schools

Denver East High School, George Washington High School, Montbello High School

Douglas County Schools

Legend High School

Jeffco Public Schools

Lakewood High School, Standley Lake High School

Littleton Public Schools

Arapahoe High School

Community College of Aurora

The Bowl consists of 400+ challenging calculus questions presented in quiz-show style to the students. For samples, please see the Calc Bowl General Info tab, Practice Problems. Questions are taken from or patterned after AP Calculus exams and in difficulty range from easy to stump-the-Prof.

The Calc Bowl 2011 winners were:

1st place and 2011 Calculus Bowl Champions - Integration by Smarts, Lakewood High School, teacher: Ken Gabaldon (Jeffco Public Schools)

2nd place - Calculicious, Horizon High School, teacher: Donald Hamai (Adams 12 Five Star Schools)

3rd place - Ninja Division, Hinkley High School, teacher: Beth Himes (Aurora Public Schools)

Honorable Mention - Calculus N00bz, Arapahoe High School, teacher: Krista Bretz (Littleton Public Schools)

Special Award - Best Team Costume - Rho, Rho, Rho Your Boats, Standley Lake High School, teacher: Sheila Humphreys (Jeffco Public Schools)

Special Award - Team Spirit - Denver East High Mathletes, teacher: Emily Vilkus (Denver Public Schools)

Congratulations to all! AWESOME!

Nice Work!
Team Spirit! Team Style!
Great costumes and brains! Nice Work!
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