First: Our next Math Team meeting is on Monday, 10/20 from 2:50 to 3:30pm in Schoolhouse 25.
Moving on to the even more exciting stuff:
I woke up this morning to two VERY exciting emails! A Williston Northampton team has been accepted into both the HMMT and PUMaC competitions! We are very lucky to have gained entrance into the competitions as each had more applications than ever!
I need each of you to reconfirm which event(s) you can attend. Please use this form to resend me your information. Please fill out this form by Monday, 10/20 at 3pm.
Some of you have already sent me information regarding which events you can attend. Please use the above form to resubmit your information. Feel free to submit different information if your circumstances have changed. It is possible that some people will be allowed to attend both competitions. Also, I will possibly have limited space for people to attend as a non-participant and work as my “assistants”. We’ll act as the cheering section for our team!
HMMT Information: It’s an all day event on the Harvard campus on Saturday, 11/15. We leave campus in the early AM (around 6am) and return in the evening around 6pm. Our competition team will be made up of 6 students. You can learn more about the competition right here. Each trip participant will need to bring $20.
PUMaC Information: It’s an all day event on the Princeton campus on Saturday, 11/22. We will leave campus on Friday afternoon, 11/21 and return on Saturday night, 11/22. We will have a fun evening in Princeton on Friday that will include a trip to see The Imitation Game, a brand new movie about Alan Turing! Our competition team will be made up of 8 students. You can learn more about the competition right here. Each participant will need to bring $40.
We had a great launch to our competitive season this afternoon!
35 students participated in the first round of the New England Math League, with participants spanning all 6 grades! Each competitor had 30 minutes to work by themselves on the same 6 questions. Each question was worth one point and calculators could be used.
Our team score is made up of the sum of the top 5 scores… and we did very well, scoring a 27!
Our average score per participant was 2.77.
The next NEML competition will be held on Tuesday, November 11th at 3pm in Schoolhouse 27.
Top scorers by grade:
7th: Tadea Martin-Gonzalez (2)
8th: Ryan Dwyer & Dora Gordon (1)
9th: Jack Lee (6)
10th: Nam Pham (2)
11th: Mike Huang (4)
12th: Alex Li (6)
Here’s everyone who scored a 3 or higher:
Jack (Dong Ha)
Complete results can be found on the results page (ask Mr. Seamon for the password).
The first New England Math League Competition will take place on Tuesday, 10/14 starting at 3pm sharp in Schoolhouse 27. The competition will last 30 minutes and involves each student working by themselves on 6 questions.
Anyone is welcome to participate, especially non-Math Team members! Refreshments will be served!
We just had another fantastic meeting. 15 students attended, representing all grades at Williston. We worked on AMC math problems, talked about the upcoming first NEML competition (10/14!), and discussed the HMMT and PUMaC. Big take aways:
1) All team members should let Mr. Seamon (firstname.lastname@example.org) know by this Friday, 10/10 if they are able to attend the HMMT (11/15) and/or PUMaC (11/22). Both events are all day. We’d leave campus early and get back late. It looks like we’ll have space for everyone who wants to compete.
2) The first NEML contest will be given on Tuesday, 10/14. The contest will begin at 3:00pm SHARP in Schoolhouse 27. You must be inside the room before 3:00pm. The contest will last 30 minutes.
After going all of the important team dates, we we divided into three groups to discuss ways to promote the math team, the HMMT competition, and the PUMaC competition.
We determined that just about everyone is interested in participating in both competitions. The good news is that I was able to submit applications for two teams for each competition and I had a roster spot for everyone! Don’t worry if you can’t 100% commit to a given competition right now. We’ll work out those details at our next meeting which will be held on Monday, 10/6 in Schoolhouse 25 from 2:50 to 3:30pm.
Meeting minutes were recorded in our Math Team OneNote notebook.
At this point all team members should be:
– On the Math Team Google Group (Email)
– Added to the Math Team OneNote notebook
– Added to the Math Team Veracross group
The attendance policy for the Math Team is as follows:
1) Members must make every reasonable effort to attend every weekday club meeting. If a team member must miss a meeting, that information must be communicated to Mr. Seamon before the next meeting. This would lead to an excused absence.
2) If a team member misses more than 2 club meetings in any two-month period (unexcused), they will be put on probation for two months.
3) While on probation, if a team member misses more than 2 club meetings in any two-month period (unexcused), they will no longer be considered a member of the Math Team.
Our next meeting is on Tuesday, 9/30 from 3 to 3:30pm in Schoolhouse 25.
We just had a second great Math Team meeting! Here’s what we covered:
OneNote notebook setup: Every team member should have access to the Team shared notebook. If you haven’t received an email giving you access, please let me know.
We worked on some problems from the 2014 AMC 12B exam which proved to be really entertaining. They are phenomenal prep for all sorts of math competitions.
I went over the two on campus competitions we’ll be doing: NEML and AMC 8/10/12. Those dates are set:
NEML 1 Oct 14, 2014
NEML 2 Nov 11, 2014
AMC 8 Nov 18, 2014
NEML 3 Dec 9, 2014
NEML 4 Jan 13, 2015
NEML 5 Feb 10, 2015
AMC 10/12 Feb 25, 2015
NEML 6 Mar 17, 2015
We talked about our first off campus non-competition trip. The plan is to take a day trip to Manhattan (train in from New Haven) and spend the day at the Museum of Math and make a visit to Google NYC. There is certainly sufficient interest in the trip. A set date is coming soon!
Our primary targets for off campus competitions are the HMMT (11/15) and the PUMaC (11/12). These are higher level competitions. We’ll be sending small teams (less than 10) to each event. Let me know ASAP if you’re interested in joining the team for either one or both of these competitions.
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, 9/30 from 3-3:30pm in Schoolhouse 25.