Broadcasting the successes of the Williston Math Team

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

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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.

16-17 Launch Meeting!

The first math team meeting of the year will be held on Tuesday, 9/20 from 3 to 3:30pm in Schoolhouse 25. During the meeting we will be discussing:

  • On campus competition
  • Off campus competitions
  • Hosting our own competition
  • Visiting speakers
  • Off campus trips!

Anyone with ANY interest in math, with ANY background in math is encouraged to attend!

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The Williston Math Team in 1988!

Check out these two amazing artifacts just sent in by former WNS mathematics faculty members and Westfield State University Professor Emerita, Dr. Mary Ann Connors!

Mass Mutual News article documenting attendance at the 1988 Western Mass Math League awards luncheon held at Mass Mutual Insurance Company honoring top scoring students:

Mass Mutual News article documenting attendance at the 1988 Western Mass Math League awards luncheon held at Mass Mutual Insurance Company honoring top scoring students.

Picture with top scoring junior Brian Moriarty with advisor Mary Ann Connors (photo courtesy of Mass Mutual Life Insurance Company):

Brian Moriarty - Mary Ann Connors Math League Award

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.

NEML ’15-’16 League Results

NEML-logoThe results are in and with a total league score of 134 points, we finished 30th out of 170 teams in New England! Bravo!

Our top ’15-’16 scorers by grade are:

12th – Tanmay Khale: 32 points
11th – Thomasz Paluchowski: 15 points
10th – Shirley Zhou: 24 points
9th – Simon Kim: 13 points
8th – Martin-Gonzalez: 11 points

TanmayA special congratulations to Tanmay Khale for scoring in the top 25 of the 3,000+ competitors in this year’s league!

Here are this year’s top schools:

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

Here are all of this year’s questions:

NEML #1 – Questions
NEML #2 – Questions
NEML #3 – Questions
NEML #4 – Questions
NEML #5 – Questions
NEML #6 – Questions

Answers can be found on the results page.

NEML6 Results

NEML-logoOn the first day back from break 14 students sat for the last round of the New England Math League, earning a strong team score of 22! That brings out ’15-’16 overall score to a fantastic 134! Great job everyone!

The final standings for the entire league will be posted in the next week or so.

Here are our top scorers for the NEML6:

First Name

Last Name

Grade

NEML 6 Score

Tanmay

Khale

12th

5

Derrick

Zhao

10th

5

Joshua

Calianos

10th

4

Ryan

Jeon

12th

4

Shirley

Zhou

10th

4

Caroline

Borden

12th

3

Pinky

King

12th

3

Tadea

Martin-Gonzalez

8th

3

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

Here are all of this year’s questions:

NEML #1 – Questions
NEML #2 – Questions
NEML #3 – Questions
NEML #4 – Questions
NEML #5 – Questions
NEML #6 – Questions

Answers can be found on the results page.

Here are this season’s top 10 scorers:

First Name

Last Name

Grade

NEML 6 Score

Tanmay

Khale

12th

32

Shirley

Zhou

10th

24

Pinky

King

12th

23

Derrick

Zhao

10th

20

Joshua

Calianos

10th

19

Ryan

Jeon

12th

15

Tomasz

Paluchowski

11th

15

Izzy

Tegtmeyer

12th

14

Caroline

Borden

12th

13

Simon

Kim

9th

13