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A BIG two weeks!

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.

What an event!

On the 15th, 6 students and I traveled to Harvard for the Harvard-MIT Math Competition! In all, 140 teams were present from all over the US and beyond!

There were over 800 students competing!

The competition was broken into four rounds: two individual and two team that you can learn more about right here. It’s was an incredible event to behold. So much amazing math energy all in one place.

Our competitors found the rounds challenging but quite fun!

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.

Math Team Meeting FUN! :)
Math Team Meeting FUN! 🙂

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!


11/3 Meeting

Despite having a limited amount of time due to the daylight savings-induced modified schedule, 17 students and I got through lots of fun Math Team work!

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We worked through four more NEML practice problems spanning all sorts of topics. You can view the problems (and answers) right here (PDF).

I encouraged everyone to work on the Math Talent Search problems and turn in work to me by Wednesday, morning, 11/5 at the absolute latest. (I have to submit the work online by 3pm that day.)

We talked about the upcoming events:
Tuesday, 11/11: NEML #2, 3 to 3:30pm in SH27
Saturday, 11/15: HMMT @ Harvard
Monday, 11/17: Math Team Meeting, 2:50 to 3:30pm in SH25
Tuesday, 11/18: AMC 8, 2:30 to 3:30pm in WB

Complete competition details can be found on the Competitions page.

There’s also still a little time to get in on the jersey order. $25 payments are due by the 11/17 team meeting. You can sign up for a jersey right here.

AMC 8 & PUMaC Update

AMC-lgoAMC 8:

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.

You can learn more about the competition right here. Here are the problems from a few past years:
2012 Problems2012 Solutions
2011 Problems2011 Solutions
2010 Problems2010 Solutions


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.