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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!


We’re in!

First: Our next Math Team meeting is on Monday, 10/20 from 2:50 to 3:30pm in Schoolhouse 25.

Moving on to the even more exciting stuff:

I woke up this morning to two VERY exciting emails! A Williston Northampton team has been accepted into both the HMMT and PUMaC competitions! We are very lucky to have gained entrance into the competitions as each had more applications than ever!

I need each of you to reconfirm which event(s) you can attend. Please use this form to resend me your information. Please fill out this form by Monday, 10/20 at 3pm.


Some of you have already sent me information regarding which events you can attend. Please use the above form to resubmit your information. Feel free to submit different information if your circumstances have changed. It is possible that some people will be allowed to attend both competitions. Also, I will possibly have limited space for people to attend as a non-participant and work as my “assistants”. We’ll act as the cheering section for our team!

HMMT Information: It’s an all day event on the Harvard campus on Saturday, 11/15. We leave campus in the early AM (around 6am) and return in the evening around 6pm. Our competition team will be made up of 6 students. You can learn more about the competition right here. Each trip participant will need to bring $20.

PUMaC-LogoPUMaC Information: It’s an all day event on the Princeton campus on Saturday, 11/22. We will leave campus on Friday afternoon, 11/21 and return on Saturday night, 11/22. We will have a fun evening in Princeton on Friday that will include a trip to see The Imitation Game, a brand new movie about Alan Turing! Our competition team will be made up of 8 students. You can learn more about the competition right here. Each participant will need to bring $40.

Launch Meeting

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.