STEM Student Activities

Student group24 Math Competition

24 Math is a unique mathematics teaching tool designed to sharpen students’ mental math, number sense, critical thinking, problem solving, and pattern sensing. Offered in a tournament-style competition, students compete using addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division to develop solutions to problems that equal 24. This fast, fun, exciting math game is designed for students in Grades 4-8.

2015-16 Tournament Dates: May 24, 2016 (Grades 4 & 5), and May 25, 2016 (Grades 6-8)

Proctors: View Podcast Reviewing Tournament-Style Rules Here

24 Challenge MATH Competition Materials:


For more information, please call 717-606-1685 or email 24 Math.

Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus and AP Statistics Simulations

The AP Simulations offer students interested in taking the AP exams in Calculus and Statistics opportunities to participate in practice tests that simulate the format and demands of the actual exams. By participating in these simulations, students emerge better prepared to succeed on the tests given at the end of their coursework. Teachers of AP Calculus and AP Statistics are actively involved in the reading and scoring of open-ended items of the simulations, providing them valuable insights into the error patterns and successes of their students. Teachers can then use this knowledge to address the identified needs in the weeks prior to the administration of the actual AP assessments.

Math studentIU13 STEM Consortium Student Competition

This team competition is open to students in Grades 4-12 from schools that are Plus, Select, or Premium members of IU13’s STEM Consortium (public and nonpublic). There are three divisions: Gr. 4-6, Gr. 7-9, and Gr. 10-12. All competition activities and prizes are sponsored by the IU13 STEM Consortium. All participants receive a certificate of recognition. First, second, and third place in each division earns prizes. Teams must register by October 31. Submissions are due by January 15. For more information download the official competition announcement here.

Please note that this competition is separate from the Governor’s PA STEM Competition for students in Grades 9-12. Information about this competition is available at

For more information, call 717-606-1809 or email IU13 STEM Consortium Student Competition.

Lancaster-Lebanon Elementary STEM Bowl

The 2nd Annual Lancaster-Lebanon Elementary STEM Bowl is designed to showcase and apply 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students’ knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The event will consist of two components:

  1. A Quiz Bowl style competition comprised of six 20-minute matches in which each team of four students will compete against another team to answer a series of toss-up questions and bonus questions, and
  2. Hands-on design and problem-solving activities presented by the Lancaster Science Factory.

2015-16 Tournament Date: March 9, 2016 (Weather Make-up of March 18, 2016)

Register here!