Broadcasting the successes of the Williston Math Team

10/20 Meeting

We just had another fantastic meeting of the Math Team! 21 students attended spanning all six grades!

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At the meeting we discussed the first New England Math League competition (NEML1), went over the competition schedule, discussed the HMMT & PUMaC rosters, worked on practice problems, talked about team jerseys, our trip to NYC, and worked on lots of practice problems. Here are the main action items:

1) This is your last chance to fill out the HMMT & PUMaC info survey. I will be locking in our rosters at 3pm on 10/21. Don’t miss your chance to be considered for one (or both!) of these amazing competitions!

2) Please fill out the jersey info form by this Wednesday, 10/22 @ 6pm if you want to get a team jersey.

3) Keep on working on NEML, AMC, and HMMT practice problems! Lots of them are located in the Math Team OneNote notebook.

USAMTS-Logo4) The USA Math Talent Search is going on right now! Any MS or HS student can participate. You need to work on the problems by yourself and submit them to me (Mr. Seamon) by 11/4 so I can submit them online by 11/5. You can download the problems right here and learn more about the competition right here.

5) Our day trip to New York City is preliminarily scheduled for Saturday, 12/13. The plan is to leave around 7am, catch the train in New Haven to Grand Central, and then to spend the whole day in Manhattan where we’ll visit the Museum of Math and Google. More info coming soon.

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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

Lots to do!

Screen Shot 2014-10-18 at 10.14.46 AMThe next math team meeting will this Monday, 10/20 from 2:50 to 3:30pm in Schoolhouse 25. We have lots of fun stuff to go over:

  • HMMT and PUMaC competitions!
  • NEML recap
  • NYC trip!
  • Movie trip!
  • Team jerseys!

Also, everyone needs to fill out the HMMT/PUMaC info survey. Get this done. It’s online right here.

We’re in!

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.

HMMT

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-LogoPUMaC 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.

NEML #1: Results

We had a great launch to our competitive season this afternoon!

NEML #1: Room 1
NEML #1: Room 1

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.

NEML #1: Room 2
NEML #1: Room 2

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.

NEML #1: Room 3
NEML #1: Room 3

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:

First Name

Last Name

Gr

NEML1: Total

Jack (Dong Ha)

Lee

9

6

Alex

Li

12

6

Dong Ho

Kim

12

5

James

Kim

12

5

Shirley

Zhou

9

5

Soo Jeong

Han

12

4

Sean

Hu

12

4

Mike

Huang

11

4

Umi

Keezing

12

4

Loren

Po

12

4

Steven

Sun

12

4

Michael

Tran

12

4

Cade

Zawacki

12

4

Cici

Zhang

12

4

Tina

Zhang

12

4

Derrick

Zhao

9

4

Lena

Gandeva

12

3

Fiona

Li

12

3

Matt

Steinberg

12

3

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

NEML #1

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!

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10/6 Meeting

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:

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1) All team members should let Mr. Seamon (jseamon@williston.com) 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.

9/30 Meeting

We just had a great third team meeting!

Important Dates
Important Dates

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.

HMMT
HMMT

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

Anyone is welcome to join the Math Team at any time, regardless of age or mathematics level. Interested students should email me at jseamon@williston.com and fill out the short signup survey.