# Williston Wildhackers Win National Championship of Girls Go CyberStart 2020!

The Williston Wildhacker team of Abby Dennin ’20, Sophie Gontow Calderon ’21, Anfisa Bodganenko ’21, and Morgan Strange ’20 took home the national title over 268 other teams in the Girls Go CybserStart 2020 competition! The team’s advisor, Kim Evelti, had this to say: I am incredibly proud of the team’s ability to work collaboratively … Continue reading Williston Wildhackers Win National Championship of Girls Go CyberStart 2020!

# The Star Project Continues

After my BC Calculus students rocked the 2016 AP exam (check out their custom answer keys!), we started working on the Star Project. The learned how to fold a 60-piece star, and then I asked them two straight-forward questions: What’s the surface area of the star in terms of the side length of one of the … Continue reading The Star Project Continues

# Math All-Star: Pomona Professor Radunskaya

Check out this awesome article about a rock star mathematics professor at my alma mater, Pomona College: [Click on an image to view a larger version.]

Wow!

# Star Project Update 1

All of my students now know how to fold the building block piece that can be used to make a 60-piece star, or many other shapes. Here are the three stars I’ve built from the pieces my students have folded. Their homework over winter break is to experiment with putting the pieces together and to … Continue reading Star Project Update 1

# The Star Project

Over the past week my BC & Multivariable Calculus class has begun their journey working through the wonderful land of three dimensional space. In order to get my students to think more deeply about the dimensions they are now operating within, I have been working Origami into my lessons. I started with hyperbolic paraboloids and … Continue reading The Star Project

# US Mathematics Students of the Trimester – Winter 2021

I am excited to announce the Upper School Mathematics Students of the Trimester – Winter 2021! Each math faculty member was free to choose whichever student of theirs they thought best exemplified what they are looking for in a model mathematics student. The official description of the award is as follows: “Awarded to students who … Continue reading US Mathematics Students of the Trimester – Winter 2021

# Mr. Weinberg answers the question: Why Math?

Ben Weinberg had not heard of competition math prior to his arrival at Williston. Enter Steven Wang ’19, US Math Olympiad summer program qualifier, and Josh Seamon, Math Team Coach and founder of the Whitaker-Bement Girls In Mathematics Competition. Weinberg had the opportunity to watch Steven and Mr. Seamon contribute in big ways to the … Continue reading Mr. Weinberg answers the question: Why Math?

# US Mathematics Students of the Trimester – Fall 2020

I am excited to announce the Upper School Mathematics Students of the Trimester – Fall 2020! Each math faculty member was free to choose whichever student of theirs they thought best exemplified what they are looking for in a model mathematics student. The official description of the award is as follows: “Awarded to students who … Continue reading US Mathematics Students of the Trimester – Fall 2020