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Math Field Day and Invention Convention


Los Angeles County Office of Edcation Math Field Day is designed as an enrichment activity to promote mathematical reasoning, teamwork and a balanced mathematics curriculum for all students in upper elementary and middle school.  Participation allows students to demonstrate their math knowledge through competition in the following elements: computational and procedural skill, conceptual understanding and problem-solving. It is open to 4-person teams from schools in Los Angeles County.

Students from across Glendale Unified School District compete at the district level and show their skills in these areas.  The top students are chosen to represent the GUSD at the County Competition. 

  • The District competition for Math Field Day is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 2019.
  • The Los Angeles County competition for Math Field Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2019.

Students should see their math teacher or the math department chair, Mr. Galdamez, to participate in this event. 


Each fall, GUSD hosts an Invention Convention open to all GATE-identified fourth- through eighth-grade students. Students are invited to use their problem-solving and creative thinking skills to invent new products. Students display their inventions at the annual Invention Convention. Inventions are judged by a panel of community members, which in the past has included staff from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Awards are given out by grade level.

Students who would like to participate in this event should let the teacher specialist know within the first weeks of school.