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Visiting the Museum of Math!

Museum of Math LogoOn Sunday, 2/22, a few members of the Math Team and I had a fantastic day visiting the Museum of Math in Manhattan!

Photos from our trip are online, as well as a few video clips.

We left Williston at 7am and headed south for New Haven where we caught a train at Union Station that took is straight in to Grand Central. We got a quick bite to eat in Grand Central before walking about a mile south to the Museum of Math!

The greatest surprise of the day was how wonderful the weather turned out! Our walk to the Museum of Math was full of sun and the hum of NYC!

Outside the Museum of Math!
Outside the Museum of Math!

Inside the Museum of Math we found two floors filled with a myriad of interactive stations! We immediately had a round on the bike with square wheels…

A bike with square wheels!
A bike with square wheels!

…and then moved over to the “Position, Velocity, and Acceleration” station!

Position! Velocity! Acceleration!
Position! Velocity! Acceleration!

Downstairs we had a fantastic time on the “Right Turn Maze”…

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Right turn maze! Can you find the correct path?

…and the fractal dancing projection booth!

Fractal dancing!
Fractal dancing!

After a solid two hours exploring all of the stations, we went back out into the city and walked north west through Times Square!

Times Square!
Times Square!

We then caught the subway to American Museum of Natural History where we saw the “Dark Universe” IMAX show at the Hayden Planetarium! Amazing show, especially with the narration by Neil deGrasse Tyson!


Back outside in the sun, we walked a diagonal across Central Park, to the southwest corner of the park, past the skating rink and many great views of the city.

Central Park
Central Park

We then walked south down 5th avenue, checking out the shops and making a pass by the Rockefeller skating rink.


We then wrapped up our time in the city with a very tasty Japanese dinner, before hoping back on a train at Grand Central bound for New Haven.

We made it back to campus around 9:45pm, excited by all that we had seen and done during the day. We can’t wait to return next year!

NEML Standings, AMC 10/12 Signups, and NYC!

Williston NEML High Scorers
Williston NEML High Scorers

The next Math Team meeting will take place Tuesday, 2/3 from 3 to 3:30pm in SH25. Anyone is welcome to attend!

The league-wide results for the 4th round of the New England Math League are in… and we did very well! Our current overall score of 98 puts us at 23rd in all of New England (out of 141 teams) and 12th (out of 80 teams) in MA!

A special shoutout goes out to Umi Keezing and Shrley Zhou for their perfect scores!

You can view the current league-wide score report document, and complete team stats on the results page.

The next NEML competition will be on Tuesday, 2/17 from 2:35 to 3pm in SH25. You must start the competition before 3pm.

AMC-lgo+AMC 10/12
The American Mathematics Competition  10 & 12 will take place on Wednesday, 2/25 from 8:30 to 10am in Plimpton. The competition is open to any Williston student who registers online by Wednesday, 2/11 @ 3pm.

The AMC 10 is a 25-question, 75-minute, multiple choice examination in secondary school mathematics containing problems which can be understood and solved with algebra and geometry concepts. The AMC 12 is a 25-question, 75-minute, multiple choice examination in secondary school mathematics containing problems which can be understood and solved with pre-calculus concepts. Two different versions of the contests are given on two dates, about two weeks apart, in February. Each AMC 10 and AMC 12 contest contain about 12 of the same math problems.

In general, all 11th graders and above should sign up for the AMC 12 and all 10th graders and below should sign up for the AMC 10. Both exams are given at the same time and you can only take one.

Museum of Math Logo+NYC Trip
The Williston Math Team will be making a day trip to New York City on Sunday, 2/22. We’ll be visiting the Museum of Math, eating a couple fun meals, and exploring Manhattan!

You can read complete details about the trip right here. In order to participate in the trip, you must sign up online by Friday, 2/6 @ 3pm.


New York City Trip!

Museum of Math LogoWe’re headed to New York City on Sunday, 2/22!

Here’s what you need to know:
– 14 spots are available
– In order to sign up, you must fill out the short online signup form and hand Mr. Seamon $10.
– The trip leaves at 7am on Sunday, 2/22 and returns that day by 10pm.
– Signups are due by Friday, 2/6 at 6pm. [I fully expect this trip to fill out well before then.]

Trip itinerary:
7am: Depart from the parking lot behind the Chapel
8:30am: Take the train from New Haven to NYC
11am: Eat lunch in NYC
Noon to 3pm: Visit the Museum of Math!
3 to 6pm: Explore NYC [5th Avenue! Central Park! The Hayden Planetarium!]
6pm: Dinner in NYC
7:30pm: Train back to New Haven
10pm: Arrive back on campus