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.
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!
We 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:
Full math league results can be found on the results page. (Ask Mr. Seamon for the password.)
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 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.
Last month the Williston Math Team traveled to Yale for their first ever appearance at the MMATHs competition.
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!