Broadcasting the successes of the Williston Math Team

7th & 8th Grade New England Math League Competition!

NEML-logoThe 7th & 8th grade level of the New England Math League competition will be held on Tuesday, 2/28 from 3:30 to 4:30 in WB!

Any student in 7th or 8th grade is welcome to compete!

Please sign up using this online form by 2/25 @ 3pm.

Here are some practice problems:

 

 

NEML#4 Results (16-17)

NEMLThe league results were just updated to include round 4 of the New England Math League and with our running score of 95 we are holding strong at 28th out of 125 teams!

The 5th round of the New England Math League will be held on Monday, 2/13 from 2:35 to 3:35 in Schoolhouse 25. Anyone at any level of mathematics is welcome to participate! You may use a calculator, the competition lasts 30 minutes, and you must begin by 3:10.

Complete league results can be viewed online right here. Overall Williston standings, broken down by competitor, can be found on the results page.

Congratulations to Steven Wang for being in 6th place (out of all competitors league-wide!) with 23 total points!

Our top NEML scorers through 4 rounds are:

First Name

Last Name

Gr

NEML Total

Steven

Wang

9th

23

Ethan

Huang

9th

19

Nancy

Kang

12th

16

Derrick

Zhao

12th

16

Panut (T)

Sawatyanon

9th

13

Shirley

Zhou

11th

13

Simon

Kim

10th

12

Hoang

Dang

10th

11

Chloe

Lee

12th

11

Josh

Calianos

11th

8

Nat

Markey

9th

7

AMC 8 Results (16-17)

AMC-lgoLast November, 23 Williston Middle Schoolers sat for the AMC 8 math competition.  The results are in!

Ilana Rapaport and Ruby McElhone Yates both earned gold medals with their high score of 14!

Isi Donnelly and Liam Coughlin both earned silver medals with their score of 13!

Andrew Cao earned a bronze medal with his score of 12!

Congratulations!

Want to give the competition questions a try yourself? Here they are!

Complete scores can be found on the results page. (Ask Mr. Seamon for the password.)

AMC10/12 2017 – Signup Form

AMC-lgoThe 2017 American Mathematics Competitions 10 and 12 will take place on Wednesday, 2/15 from 8:30 to 10am in Plimpton.

Anyone with any experience with at least Algebra 2 is welcome to participate!

Everyone who wishes to participate must sign up using this online form by Monday, 1/30. There are 20 spots for each competition. Spots will be given out on a first-come first-served basis.

Here are some practice problems:

2008 AMC 10: Questions, Answers
2010 AMC 10: Questions, Answers
2008 AMC 12: Questions, Answers
2010 AMC 12: Questions, Answers

About the competitions:

The AMC 10 is a 25-question, 75-minute, multiple choice examination in secondary school mathematics containing problems which can be understood and solved with algebra and geometry concepts.

The AMC 12 is a 25-question, 75-minute, multiple choice examination in secondary school mathematics containing problems which can be understood and solved with pre-calculus concepts.

No questions on either competition require the use of a calculator. No calculators may be used during the competitions.

NEML#2 Results (16-17)

NEMLThe league results were just updated to include round 2 of the New England Math League and with our running score of 48 we have raised our position to 23rd out of 119 teams!

Complete league results can be viewed online right here. Overall Williston standings, broken down by competitor, can be found on the results page.

Congratulations to Steven Wang for being in 14th place (out of all competitors league-wide) with 11 overall points, and for being one of 56 competitors to earn a perfect score on round 2!

3 competitions in one week!

It’s a busy time of year for the Williston Math Team!

The next round of the New England Math League (#3) will take place on Tuesday, December 13th from 2:35 to 3:35pm in Schoolhouse 25. Anyone at any level of math is encouraged to participate! No signup is required. Just show up any time before 3:05 with a pencil and a calculator. The competition takes 30 minutes.

Here’s what we’ve been up to:

HMMTOn Saturday, 11/12, eleven members of the Williston Math Team traveled to Harvard to compete in the Harvard-MIT Math Tournament!

Williston @ HMMT!
Williston @ HMMT!
Steven Wang
Steven Wang

There were over 800 competitors in attendance on 147 teams from around the world! We competed as two teams (Williston X and Y) and scored quite well! Williston X finished in 68th place and Williston Y finished 121st!

Complete results can be found here: Williston Results, Complete Event Results

Steven Wang earned particular recognition by finishing 119th out of 813 competitors! Congratulations Steven!

All of the problems (and solutions) from the competition are available online right here. Give them a try!

NEML-logoOn Tuesday, 11/15, twelve students sat for the second round of the New England Math League, earning an excellent team score of 24!

Here are the top scorers:

First Name

Last Name

Grade

NEML Total

NEML 2 Score

Steven

Wang

9th

11

6

Ethan

Huang

9th

9

5

Simon

Kim

10th

5

5

Josh

Calianos

11th

8

4

Chloe

Lee

12th

4

4

Nancy

Kang

12th

8

3

Hanzhang (Derrick)

Zhao

12th

7

3

Complete NEML results can be found on the results page. (Ask Mr. Seamon for the password.)

AMC-lgoAlso on Tuesday, 11/15, twenty three Middle School students sat for the AMC8 math competition!

AMC8 @ Willistion
AMC8 @ Willistion

Everyone had a wonderful time and we look forward to receiving the competition results in a couple weeks!

NEML1 Results (16-17) & AMC8

NEML-logoWe got a great start out of the gate with 27 Williston students sitting for the first round of the New England Math League competition! We ended up with a strong team score of 24, placing us 30th out of 119 teams!

NEML2 will take place on Tuesday, 11/15 from 2:30 to 3:30pm in SH25. Anyone at ANY level of math is encouraged to participate! The contest lasts 30 minutes and you must begin by 3:05. You can use a calculator. No sign up required!

The AMC8 competition will take place on Tuesday, 11/15 from 3 to 4pm in the Middle School and is open to any student in 7th or 8th grade. Complete competition details are below as well as the sign up form.

Here are our top scorers for the NEML1:

First Name

Last Name

Grade

NEML1 Score

Nancy

Kang

12th

5

Steven

Wang

9th

5

Ariel

Yen

10th

5

Shirley

Zhou

11th

5

Josh

Calianos

11th

4

Hoang

Dang

10th

4

Ethan

Huang

9th

4

Dohee

Kim

11th

4

June

Park

9th

4

Ter

Sawatyanon

9th

4

Jiaying

Tang

12th

4

Hanzhang (Derrick)

Zhao

12th

4

Andrew

Andrew

11th

3

Jerry

Gao

12th

3

Haruka

Ikemoto

12th

3

Nat

Markey

9th

3

Ian

Ostberg

12th

3

Full math league results can be found on the results page. (Ask Mr. Seamon for the password.)

You can view the questions from NEML1 right here.

Answers can be found on the results page.

The AMC8 competition will be held on
Tuesday, 11/15 from 3 to 4pm.

The competition is open to all 7th and 8th graders who will be younger than 14.5 on 11/15.

There are 30 spots for people to participate. Spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Sign up to participate using this online form.

You can learn more about the competition right here.

Practice problems can be viewed here.

US Math Talent Search 16-17: Round 1

USAMTS-LogoThe USA Mathematical Talent Search (USAMTS) is a free mathematics competition open to all United States middle and high school students.

The first round of problems for this year are now available right here and are due by 8pm EST on 10/17.

As opposed to most mathematics competitions, the USAMTS allows students a full month, or more, to work out their solutions. Carefully written justifications are required for each problem. The problems range in difficulty from being within the reach of most high school students to challenging the best students in the nation. Students may use any materials – books, calculators, computers – but all the work must be their own. No group work. The USAMTS is run on the honor system – it is an individual competition, whose competitive role is very secondary. (Although we do give prizes.)

The 82-83 Williston Math Team

This just in from former WNS mathematics faculty members and Westfield State University Professor Emerita, Dr. Mary Ann Connors!

I attached a photo (courtesy of WNS photography) of the 1982-1983 WNS Math Team taken on the Chapel steps following the awards assembly in Spring 1983. The picture caption including names follows:

On Chapel Steps Following Awards Assembly

wns-math-team-1982-1983

Left to Right

Row 1: Advisor Mary Ann Connors, Christine Trinceri, Elaine Carellas, Tracy Winkleman, Michael Callahan

Row 2: Scott Cooper, Normandy Troy, Hasanand Napasab, Math Dept. Head John Cody

Row3: Diane Wisnewski, Luca Martinelli, Kathy Haan, Kent Findell

Row 4: Richard Parker, Altug Uyguner, Patrick Johnson

I also attached a copy of Scott Cooper’s Outstanding Achievement Massachusetts Association of Mathematics Leagues (M.A.M.L) Award.

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And we’re off!

Alan Touring - Our hero! :)
Alan Turing – Our hero! 🙂

The Williston Math Team met for the first time this academic year on Tuesday, 9/20! We talked about the upcoming year, practiced NEML questions, watched the trailer for A Brilliant Young Mind and had a bunch of fun with math!

Here are the big takeaways:

I’ll be sharing lots of material through our team OneNote notebook. If you’ve been added to the notebook you’ll be able to access it right here.

This year the Math Team will meet on Green Mondays from 3 to 3:30pm in SH25. Anyone is welcome to attend any meeting! Our first regular meeting will take place this coming Monday, 9/26 at 3pm! See ya’ll there!

The New England Math League competitions will take place in SH25 on the following dates: 10/24, 11/15, 12/13, 1/16, 2/13, and 3/21. Anyone at ANY level of math can sit for the 30 minute competition. You may use a calculator. You must start taking the competition between 2:35 and 3:05pm.

The New England Math League competition for 7th and 8th graders will take place on either 2/21 or 2/28 in the Middle School. Anyone in 7th or 8th grade is welcome to compete.

The AMC 8 competition will take place on 11/15 in WB. Anyone in 7th or 8th grade can compete.

The AMC 10/12 competition will take place on 2/15/17 most likely in Plimpton. Anyone at any level of math is welcome to compete.

The HMMT competition will take place on 11/12/16 at Harvard. We will be bringing at least 2 teams of 6 students each to compete.

The Math Majors of America competition will take place in April at Yale. We will be bringing at least two teams of 6 students each to compete.

You can learn lots more about each competition right here.