Math team prepares for future math contests


Math teacher Benjamin Wyss teaches his Algebra 1 class.

Additions, subtraction, division and multiplication it does not matter what the career is about, mathematics will be always included. Math is important because it helps to do things such as daily task, telling time, getting bills paid, between others.

In November, the math team is having two of the most important contests for the semester. The club is preparing to held a test on two different colleges by having morning meetings with different practices.

“We have day weekly meetings, also we have IML (Indiana Math League) every month.” vice-president of the math team senior Priyanka Shah said.

The first contest will be held on Nov.14 in the Rose-Hulman college, each school may enter four students of each grade and also an unlimited number of alternates.

The test consist of 20 different questions which are worth five points each and one point penalty for each answer wrong. The awards will given to the 12 students with the highest grade for each class and schools with the full team of four students might be chosen for one of the three school awards.

Shah said, “If you do well during this contests it does look good nice on college resumes and they [colleges] do look at your extracurricular activities and see how far have you achieved.”

The second contest which is going to be in Franklin College on Nov. 21. The competition will be by groups of 3, the Polya Division is open to all students and the awards will be for the most higher scores. Warm-up will be up while people is registering, and there will be single awards for students who submit correct answers.

Shah said, “For people I have know that have been in math team on the last four years, it’s a source of commitment to say ¨Yes, I have been in the math team¨ and not just for the fact of putting that in the college resume but it has the importance of us been able to continue math outside the school. ”

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