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.
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.
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.
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.