Broadcasting the successes of the Williston Math Team

9/22 Meeting

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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.

And we’re off!

Museum of Math LogoThe first ever Williston Math Team club meeting was held this afternoon! 15 students attended, spanning all grades (7-12!) and math classes (Algebra through AP Calculus)! We can’t wait to get started!

Here’s what you need to know:

1) If you’re interested in joining the club, please fill out this short online basic info survey.

2) The club is going to meet on BLUE Tuesdays from 3:00 to 3:30 and on GREEN Mondays from 2:50 to 3:30. All club meetings will be held in Schoolhouse 25. Anyone is welcome to join who has any interest in ANY level of math.

3) This coming school year we plan on participating in on campus competitions (AMC, NEML, Math Counts) and off campus competitions (HMMT, PUMaC).

4) Will be bringing in speakers to campus as well as presenting materials on our own areas of interest.

5) We will be making trips off campus to visit math related sights. Our first trip will be to Manhattan to visit the Museum of Math and Google New York.

Neon Google

Launch Meeting

The launch meeting for the first ever Williston Math Team will be held on Tuesday, 9/16 from 2:50 to 3:30 p.m. in Schoolhouse room 25.

At the meeting we will discuss the general structure of the club as well as which competitions we’re going to join. We’re currently targeting two or three on-campus competitions (NEML, AMC) as well as three to five off-campus events that will take place at places such as Harvard and MIT.

Anyone who has any interest in elegant math problems is welcome to attend. You can be at ANY point in your study of mathematics to join the club.

NEML