I am excited to announce that Steven Wang has qualified to participate in the USA Mathematical Olympiad! Steven competed in two highly competitive and prestigious competitions run by the Mathematical Association of America to end up in the top 500 math students in the nation!
Steven will sit for the 6-question, 8-hour competition on April 19th and 20th!
It’s a busy time of year for the Williston Math Team!
The next round of the New England Math League (#3) will take place on Tuesday, December 13th from 2:35 to 3:35pm in Schoolhouse 25. Anyone at any level of math is encouraged to participate! No signup is required. Just show up any time before 3:05 with a pencil and a calculator. The competition takes 30 minutes.
There were over 800 competitors in attendance on 147 teams from around the world! We competed as two teams (Williston X and Y) and scored quite well! Williston X finished in 68th place and Williston Y finished 121st!
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.
Last month the Williston Math Team traveled to Yale for their first ever appearance at the MMATHs competition.
The 10 Williston competitors had a great time through all four rounds which ranged from individual competitions to team-based rounds. They especially enjoyed the mixer round where they got to work with students from other schools.
Congratulations to Josh Calianos and Danny Hong for being Williston’s top 2 individual scorers!
The next math team meeting is on Tuesday, 1/12 from 2:45 to 3:30 in Schoolhouse 25. The next Math Team competition is on Tuesday, 1/19 from 2:35 to 3:35, also in Schoolhouse 25. The competition lasts 30 minutes and you must begin before 3:05. You may use a calculator. Any student at any level of math is encouraged to participate!
The next math team meeting will take place on Tuesday 12/8 from 2:45 to 3:30pm in Schoolhouse 25. Anyone at ANY level of math is encouraged to attend!
The next math competition is the NEML3 which will be held on Tuesday, 12/15 from 2:35 to 3:35.The competition lasts 30 minutes and you must begin before 3:05. You can use a calculator. Anyone at ANY level of math is encouraged to participate!
The NEML2 league update was just sent out and our current cumulative team score of 41 is getting us closer to cracking the top 35! (We’re currently only 4 points away!)
It also turns out that there was an issue with question #3 on NEML2, so the league decided to award all competitors the point for the question. This changes our NEML2 team score to a 27! Our top scores for the 2nd round are now:
Complete results can be found on the results page. (Email Mr. Seamon for the password.)
The Math Team has been busy! Here’s what’s coming up:
Tuesday, 12/2: Math Team meeting, 3-3:30pm, SH25 Monday, 12/8: USA Math Talent Search #2 due. Math Team meeting, 2:50-3:30pm, SH25. Tuesday, 12/9: NEML #3, 3-3:30, SH27 [Anyone can participate!] Tuesday, 12/16: Math Team meeting, 3-3:30pm, Sh25
Here’s what been going on for the past two weeks:
On the 11th, 28 students participated in the second round of the New England Math League. You can read all about the competition right here.
The last round (GUTs) was particular entertaining: Teams worked together and ran their solutions to the graders for immediate scoring. Each problem was worth differing amounts of points ranging from 1 to 15. All of the coaches and spectators were in another room watching the live scoreboard update in real time!
Overall we had a GRAND time and were very happy with our results which you can view right here. We can’t wait to return for HMMT 2015!
On the 17th, the Math Team had its regular meeting and spent the majority of the time working on the PUMaC (Princeton) Power Competition questions. Our PUMaC remote team is comprised of: James Kim, Ray (DongHo) Kim, Jack (Dong Ha) Lee, Alicia Lima, Nam Pham, Michael (Nghia) Tran, Derrick Zhao, and Shirley Zhou.
On the 18th, 22 middle students sat for the AMC 8 math competition. The students had 40 minutes to complete 25 multiple choice questions. This is the first time we’ve run the AMC 8 and it was really exciting to have a quarter of the whole middle school choose to participate!
The AMC 8 will take place on Tuesday, 11/18 from 2:30 to 3:30 in WB. The competition is open to all 7th and 8th graders. The competition itself is 40 minutes long and is comprised of 25 multiple choice questions. (We need 60 minutes to get paperwork done.)
If you’re interested in participating in the AMC 8, please speak to Ms. Fulcher or email me (Mr. Seamon) ASAP. You need to sign up by Monday, 11/3 if at all possible.
Unfortunately, too many logistical hurdles have come up recently for us to attend in person. So, we won’t be making the trip to Princeton. That being said, we will be participating as an “off-site team” in the Power Competition. We will be discussing the details regarding this event at our next Math Team meeting which will be held on Monday, 11/3 from 2:50 to 3:30pm in SH25.
The following six Williston students have been chosen to compete at the November 15th HMMT competition at Harvard! Please join me in congratulating Alicia Lima, Derrick Zhao, Jack Lee, James Kim, Ray Kim, and Shirley Zhou!
Upcoming important dates:
11/3: Team yearbook photo @ 3pm in SH25
11/4: Math Talent Search due. Hand completed work to Mr. Seamon for submission.
11/11: NEML #2, 3-3:30pm in SH27
11/18: AMC 8, 2:30-3:30pm in WB