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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.

10/20 Meeting

We just had another fantastic meeting of the Math Team! 21 students attended spanning all six grades!

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At the meeting we discussed the first New England Math League competition (NEML1), went over the competition schedule, discussed the HMMT & PUMaC rosters, worked on practice problems, talked about team jerseys, our trip to NYC, and worked on lots of practice problems. Here are the main action items:

1) This is your last chance to fill out the HMMT & PUMaC info survey. I will be locking in our rosters at 3pm on 10/21. Don’t miss your chance to be considered for one (or both!) of these amazing competitions!

2) Please fill out the jersey info form by this Wednesday, 10/22 @ 6pm if you want to get a team jersey.

3) Keep on working on NEML, AMC, and HMMT practice problems! Lots of them are located in the Math Team OneNote notebook.

USAMTS-Logo4) The USA Math Talent Search is going on right now! Any MS or HS student can participate. You need to work on the problems by yourself and submit them to me (Mr. Seamon) by 11/4 so I can submit them online by 11/5. You can download the problems right here and learn more about the competition right here.

5) Our day trip to New York City is preliminarily scheduled for Saturday, 12/13. The plan is to leave around 7am, catch the train in New Haven to Grand Central, and then to spend the whole day in Manhattan where we’ll visit the Museum of Math and Google. More info coming soon.

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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.

10/6 Meeting

We just had another fantastic meeting. 15 students attended, representing all grades at Williston. We worked on AMC math problems, talked about the upcoming first NEML competition (10/14!), and discussed the HMMT and PUMaC. Big take aways:

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1) All team members should let Mr. Seamon (jseamon@williston.com) know by this Friday, 10/10 if they are able to attend the HMMT (11/15) and/or PUMaC (11/22). Both events are all day. We’d leave campus early and get back late. It looks like we’ll have space for everyone who wants to compete.

2) The first NEML contest will be given on Tuesday, 10/14. The contest will begin at 3:00pm SHARP in Schoolhouse 27. You must be inside the room before 3:00pm. The contest will last 30 minutes.

9/22 Meeting

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We just had a second great Math Team meeting! Here’s what we covered:

OneNote notebook setup: Every team member should have access to the Team shared notebook. If you haven’t received an email giving you access, please let me know.

We worked on some problems from the 2014 AMC 12B exam which proved to be really entertaining. They are phenomenal prep for all sorts of math competitions.

I went over the two on campus competitions we’ll be doing:  NEML and AMC 8/10/12. Those dates are set:

NEML 1 Oct 14, 2014
NEML 2 Nov 11, 2014
AMC 8 Nov 18, 2014
NEML 3 Dec 9, 2014
NEML 4 Jan 13, 2015
NEML 5 Feb 10, 2015
AMC 10/12 Feb 25, 2015
NEML 6 Mar 17, 2015

We talked about our first off campus non-competition trip. The plan is to take a day trip to Manhattan (train in from New Haven) and spend the day at the Museum of Math and make a visit to Google NYC. There is certainly sufficient interest in the trip. A set date is coming soon!

Our primary targets for off campus competitions are the HMMT (11/15) and the PUMaC (11/12). These are higher level competitions. We’ll be sending small teams (less than 10) to each event. Let me know ASAP if you’re interested in joining the team for either one or both of these competitions.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, 9/30 from 3-3:30pm in Schoolhouse 25.

And we’re off!

Museum of Math LogoThe first ever Williston Math Team club meeting was held this afternoon! 15 students attended, spanning all grades (7-12!) and math classes (Algebra through AP Calculus)! We can’t wait to get started!

Here’s what you need to know:

1) If you’re interested in joining the club, please fill out this short online basic info survey.

2) The club is going to meet on BLUE Tuesdays from 3:00 to 3:30 and on GREEN Mondays from 2:50 to 3:30. All club meetings will be held in Schoolhouse 25. Anyone is welcome to join who has any interest in ANY level of math.

3) This coming school year we plan on participating in on campus competitions (AMC, NEML, Math Counts) and off campus competitions (HMMT, PUMaC).

4) Will be bringing in speakers to campus as well as presenting materials on our own areas of interest.

5) We will be making trips off campus to visit math related sights. Our first trip will be to Manhattan to visit the Museum of Math and Google New York.

Neon Google