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The Story of Calc Bowl 2013


Calc Bowl 2013 went off smoothly on April 10 at Gateway High School in Aurora. A down-to-the-wire photo finish made it even more exciting! There were 39 teams from all over the Denver metro area; 180 students from 12 high schools.

Thanks to support from Northrop Grumman Corporation, Aurora Public Schools, and many volunteers from Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, UC Denver, University of Denver, and Aurora Public Schools.

Schools represented at Calc Bowl 2013 were:

Adams 12 Five Star Schools

Horizon High School

Aurora Public Schools

Gateway High School, Aurora Central High School, Hinkley High School

Cherry Creek Schools

Overland High School, Smoky Hill High School

Denver Public Schools

Denver East High School, Denver South High School, Thomas Jefferson High School

Douglas County Schools

Legend High School

Jeffco Public Schools

Arvada High School, Standley Lake High School

The Bowl consists of 350+ 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.

Calc Bowl 2013 winners were:

1st place and 2013 Calculus Bowl Champions - 5E^XY, Arvada High School, teacher: Preston Slaughter (Jeffco Public Schools)

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

3rd place - Hinkley No. 2, Hinkley High School, teacher: Beth Himes (Aurora Public Schools)

Honorable Mention - Plus C, Standley Lake High School, teacher: Sheila Humphreys (Jeffco Public Schools)

Honorable Mention - Git-Up Kids, Gateway High School, teacher: Brian Dossey (Aurora Public Schools)

Special Award - Best Team Costume - Live Free or Pi Hard, Denver East High School, teacher: Emily Vilkus (Denver Public Schools)

Special Award - Team Spirit - Fa-HEEEE, Standley Lake High School, teacher: Sheila Humphreys (Jeffco Public Schools)

Congratulations to all! AWESOME!

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