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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!

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.

MMATHs Competition Results

Last month the Williston Math Team traveled to Yale for their first ever appearance at the MMATHs competition.

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The 10 Williston competitors had a great time through all four rounds which ranged from individual competitions to team-based rounds. They especially enjoyed the mixer round where they got to work with students from other schools.

Congratulations to Josh Calianos and Danny Hong for being Williston’s top 2 individual scorers!

Complete event results are online right here.

NEML3 and AMC8 Results

The next math team meeting is on Tuesday, 1/12 from 2:45 to 3:30 in Schoolhouse 25. The next Math Team competition is on Tuesday, 1/19 from 2:35 to 3:35, also in Schoolhouse 25. The competition lasts 30 minutes and you must begin before 3:05. You may use a calculator. Any student at any level of math is encouraged to participate!

Complete math team information is always available online at WillistonBlogs.com/MathTeam.

The latest competition results are in and they are great!

AMC-lgo

In the AMC8, here are our top scorers:

Last Name

First Name

Total Score

Award

Wang           

Kenneth     

15

Winner – Gold

McElhone Yates

Ruby        

12

Silver

Toth           

Jonathan    

11

Bronze

Martin Gonzalez

Tadea

11

Bronze

NEML

In the 3rd round of the New England Math League, we scored very well, earning a team score of 28! Our overall current team score of 68 puts us in the top 40 out of all schools in New England!

Here are our top scores for round 3:

First Name

Last Name

Grade

Score

Tanmay

Khale

12th

6

Tomasz

Paluchowski

11th

6

Shirley

Zhou

10th

6

Pinky

King

12th

5

Kevin

Li

12th

5

Matt

Otting

11th

5

Derrick

Zhao

10th

5

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

NEML2 Score Updates & League Standing

NEMLThe next math team meeting will take place on Tuesday 12/8 from 2:45 to 3:30pm in Schoolhouse 25. Anyone at ANY level of math is encouraged to attend!

The next math competition is the NEML3 which will be held on Tuesday, 12/15 from 2:35 to 3:35. The competition lasts 30 minutes and you must begin before 3:05. You can use a calculator. Anyone at ANY level of math is encouraged to participate!

The NEML2 league update was just sent out and our current cumulative team score of 41 is getting us closer to cracking the top 35! (We’re currently only 4 points away!)

It also turns out that there was an issue with question #3 on NEML2, so the league decided to award all competitors the point for the question. This changes our NEML2 team score to a 27! Our top scores for the 2nd round are now:

Tanmay

Khale

6

Shirley

Zhou

6

Sitai

Chen

5

Long

Nguyen

5

Chaiwat

Setwipatanachai

5

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

Here are the current overall NEML standings:

First Name

Last Name

Gr

Cumulative Score

Tanmay

Khale

12th

10

Pinky

King

12th

6

Shirley

Zhou

10th

6

Sitai

Chen

11th

5

Long

Nguyen

11th

5

Chaiwat

Setwipatanachai

11th

5

Joshua

Calianos

10th

4

Tadea

Martin-Gonzalez

8th

4

Tomasz

Paluchowski

11th

4

Ken

Wang

8th

4

Derrick

Zhao

10th

4

Simon

Kim

9th

3

Nam

Pham

11th

3

Konstantin

Strelnikov

11th

3

Izzy

Tegtmeyer

12th

3

Molly

Zawacki

11th

3

15-16 Competition Schedule

In addition to meeting every green Tuesday from 2:45 to 3:30pm in Schoolhouse 25, we will be participating in the following competitions:

Anyone at ANY level of math is encouraged to attend all Tuesday meetings and the NEML competitions!

Competition

Date

Location

NEML 1

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Schoolhouse 25 & 27
2:35 – 3:30pm

NEML 2

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Schoolhouse 25 & 27
2:35 – 3:30pm

HMMT: MIT

Saturday, November 14, 2015

MIT

AMC 8

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

2:30 to 3:30pm in WB

PUMaC

Saturday, November 21, 2015

On campus

NEML 3

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Schoolhouse 25 & 27
2:35 – 3:30pm

NEML 4

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Schoolhouse 25 & 27
2:35 – 3:30pm

NEML 5

Tuesday, February 16, 2015

 Schoolhouse 25 & 27

2:35 – 3:30pm

AMC 10/12

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

 TBD

NEML 6

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Schoolhouse 25 & 27
3 – 3:30pm

A BIG two weeks!

The Math Team has been busy! Here’s what’s coming up:

Tuesday, 12/2: Math Team meeting, 3-3:30pm, SH25
Monday, 12/8: USA Math Talent Search #2 due. Math Team meeting, 2:50-3:30pm, SH25.
Tuesday, 12/9: NEML #3, 3-3:30, SH27 [Anyone can participate!]
Tuesday, 12/16: Math Team meeting, 3-3:30pm, Sh25

Here’s what been going on for the past two weeks:

On the 11th, 28 students participated in the second round of the New England Math League. You can read all about the competition right here.

HMMT
What an event!

On the 15th, 6 students and I traveled to Harvard for the Harvard-MIT Math Competition! In all, 140 teams were present from all over the US and beyond!

There were over 800 students competing!

The competition was broken into four rounds: two individual and two team that you can learn more about right here. It’s was an incredible event to behold. So much amazing math energy all in one place.

Our competitors found the rounds challenging but quite fun!

The last round (GUTs) was particular entertaining: Teams worked together and ran their solutions to the graders for immediate scoring. Each problem was worth differing amounts of points ranging from 1 to 15.  All of the coaches and spectators were in another room watching the live scoreboard update in real time!

Overall we had a GRAND time and were very happy with our results which you can view right here. We can’t wait to return for HMMT 2015!

On the 17th, the Math Team had its regular meeting and spent the majority of the time working on the PUMaC (Princeton) Power Competition questions. Our PUMaC remote team is comprised of: James Kim, Ray (DongHo) Kim, Jack (Dong Ha) Lee, Alicia Lima, Nam Pham, Michael (Nghia) Tran, Derrick Zhao, and Shirley Zhou.

Math Team Meeting FUN! :)
Math Team Meeting FUN! 🙂

On the 18th, 22 middle students sat for the AMC 8 math competition. The students had 40 minutes to complete 25 multiple choice questions. This is the first time we’ve run the AMC 8 and it was really exciting to have a quarter of the whole middle school choose to participate!

 

AMC 8 & PUMaC Update

AMC-lgoAMC 8:

The AMC 8 will take place on Tuesday, 11/18 from 2:30 to 3:30 in WB. The competition is open to all 7th and 8th graders. The competition itself is 40 minutes long and is comprised of 25 multiple choice questions. (We need 60 minutes to get paperwork done.)

If you’re interested in participating in the AMC 8, please speak to Ms. Fulcher or email me (Mr. Seamon) ASAP. You need to sign up by Monday, 11/3 if at all possible.

You can learn more about the competition right here. Here are the problems from a few past years:
2012 Problems2012 Solutions
2011 Problems2011 Solutions
2010 Problems2010 Solutions

PUMaC-LogoPUMaC:

Unfortunately, too many logistical hurdles have come up recently for us to attend in person. So, we won’t be making the trip to Princeton. That being said, we will be participating as an “off-site team” in the Power Competition. We will be discussing the details regarding this event at our next Math Team meeting which will be held on Monday, 11/3 from 2:50 to 3:30pm in SH25.

HMMT Team!

The following six Williston students have been chosen to compete at the November 15th HMMT competition at Harvard! Please join me in congratulating Alicia Lima, Derrick Zhao, Jack Lee, James Kim, Ray Kim, and Shirley Zhou!

Upcoming important dates:
11/3: Team yearbook photo @ 3pm in SH25
11/4: Math Talent Search due. Hand completed work to Mr. Seamon for submission.
11/11: NEML #2, 3-3:30pm in SH27
11/15: HMMT
11/18: AMC 8, 2:30-3:30pm in WB

Updated competition schedule

Our competition schedule has resolved a bit more:

Competition

Date

Location

NEML 1

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Schoolhouse 25 & 27

3 – 3:30pm

USAMTS #1

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

One your own

NEML 2

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Schoolhouse 25 & 27

3 – 3:30pm

HMMT: Harvard

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Harvard

AMC 8

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

TBD

PUMaC

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Princeton

USAMTS #2

Monday, December 8, 2014

One your own

NEML 3

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Schoolhouse 25 & 27

3 – 3:30pm

NEML 4

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Schoolhouse 25 & 27

3 – 3:30pm

USAMTS #3

Monday, January 19, 2015

One your own

NEML 5

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Schoolhouse 25 & 27

3 – 3:30pm

AMC 10/12

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

TBD

NEML 6

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Schoolhouse 25 & 27

3 – 3:30pm

AIME

Thursday, March 19, 2015

TBD

AIME 2

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

TBD