2021_0413 NO MATH TEAM

Mon, Apr 12, 10:41 PM

Hello champ, 

Writing to inform you that there is NO MATH TEAM this week.
1.  Juniors are taking the SAT.. let’s give their brains a rest
2.  We are all at home… let’s give our zooming eyes a rest
3.  Math team coaches need some time to get a few things organized… 

so we’re gonna take a break!  Woot!

Enjoy some free time and see ya next time, 

2021-0406 Math Team

Mon, Apr 5, 12:17 PM


So today is Monday, the first day where SHS students can come back to school and stay all day.  If you have not come into the building, my anecdotal evidence suggests that the number of students in the building is 3x, where x is the average number of students that have been coming in since hybrid learning began… it’s a little bonkers.

Math team will continue to meet virtually, and exclusively in that way until we advise you otherwise.  We’ll see how these next few weeks work out and then re-evaluate the decision.

Moving on to our meeting this week.
With our competition season officially done, we move back to reinvestment mode.  This week our guest speaker is a fellow who is currently finishing their master’s degree in computer science.  It is not by coincidence that some of our top math team students go on to be computer science majors – the intersection between these two fields of study is quite large.  

Bring your questions, bring your curiosity, and zoom on by to see how computer science may or may not become a large part of your future.

Tuesday3:40 – 4:20ish

2021_0330 Math team

Sat, Mar 27, 11:02 PM

Za – Za – Za – ZOOOOM!

Yup, we will be in zooming in on Tuesday, the first week back from Spring Break. Hopefully by then, the shock of being back to school on screens will have dissipated and you will be back in tip-top school form.

In our meeting, we mean only to celebrate the results of the state tournament, give a shout out to some individuals… It will be a short 20 minute call this time. =)

So come on by and let’s be awesome together

Tuesday 3:40 – 4:00

2021_0316 Math Team: ICTM news and prep

Sun, Mar 14, 2:38 PM

Greetings to the esteemed math team of Stevenson High School, 

Harken and turn your ear to the following decrees!

1.  Come one, come all.
In a normal year, we have to make tough cuts, touch choices.  Logistically there are only so many people we can load onto a bus, and the state has restrictions on the number of participants at each level.  BUT THIS YEAR, in a virtual environment, any student may participate.  At Stevenson, we invite you to participate in this state contest, but we need to confirm your intention to do so.  Only students who have filled out this google form will have state material distributed to them.  No exceptions.  Registration will close at 4:30 on Tuesday.
Our plan is:
Wednesday 6 PM: Individual contests followed by calculator contest
Thursday lunch: f/s 8p
Thursday evening: j/s 8p
NO EXCEPTIONS to these times unless stated by us or the state.

2.  Be on guard!
The State math contest this year will be released over a large span of time.  Rather than an on site exam that is released at one time, schools across the state are allowed to take contests as soon as tomorrow and up until Thursday. 
DO NOT seek to find the contest outside of the times we will dispense the exam at Stevenson.  Do not engage in conversation about the exam before, during or even after you take the contest.  Remember, other students in the state will be looking to take the contest after us.  Stay off of social media, do not post problems, do not post solutions… be paranoid!  See danger in every corner and take cover!  Think that ICTM spies will temp you and try to tell you about the test, and flee!  After the exam, hide your work.  Assume the highest levels of scrutiny will be placed on your interaction with this contest, and be above reproach.  

3.  Prepare thyself.
As we stated last week, ahem, cramming makes a difference!  Keep running through old state contests and work on pace.  Find questions you dropped and study solutions.  Clan up with others and study through problems together.  Your work today will make a difference tomorrow.  Our last group meeting before the state contest will be Tuesday in our typical meeting… see ya then!

3:40 – 4:30

2021_0309 Math team

Mon, Mar 8, 9:14 PM

Hello friends, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, cousins, grandchildren, athletes, gamers, students, tutors, vegetarians, carnivores, … there certainly is a great diversity in our group, but together, we are THE math team.

As it has been all year, we are proud to be among you, proud to be coaches of this fine group.

Tomorrow, 03/09
1. Announcements
2. ICTM preparation!

I can’t believe that there are only two more math team meetings until spring break.  Whaaaaa?  Has it really been that long?  Crazy to think that just a year ago, social distancing, zoom calls, and mask wearing was not the norm.  

But yup, tomorrow, in accordance with social distancing, we will be zooming in… and Mr. Anderson will likely be wearing a mask. =)

3:40 – 4:30

2021_0302 Math team

Sun, Feb 28, 5:59 PM

How great is a four day weekend!

I hope you are enjoying a time of rest and perhaps a time for some recreational math or competition math.  

Our next math meeting is in March… it was March when school was last in session in a pre-pandemic world.  Isn’t it crazy that we have existed in this masked way for a whole year?  While there have been many real and significant difficulties during this time, I am grateful for what has continued to be a part of our lives.

We all as coaches are grateful for you and are so proud of you guys. 

This week, we will participate in the last NSML event of the year!
Pressure is a privilege friends.  We have a chance to do something special here.  So please work through practice problems that your coaches send you, and prepare yourself to be the best you can be!  Compete against yourself to beat or tie your best score for an NSML event this year!  And if you have never officially come out to an NSML event, I want to invite you again to compete with us!  Sometimes we must dare to try new things…

Fill out the form to confirm your participation on Thursday, 3/4, at 6 PM.https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScYcyMNiZbrgxBNu10VKKAF3FHOutkRwYjiaTT3Gp_H8tz6ng/viewform?usp=sf_link

On Tuesday, we will go through some last preparations and practice problems for this NSML event, and run through some ICTM team competitions as well.We will also discuss our plans for taking the state math contest during our zoom call.

Be well and enjoy the day off tomorrow!

2021_0209 Math team

Mon, Feb 8, 10:54 PM

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see ya tomorrow on zoom
3:40 – 4:30ish

2021_0202 Math team on Twos-day

Mon, Feb 1, 8:47 PM

Whah!  2/2 is a 2sday!  We must honor the day with math team.
It’s going 2 be a busy week for our fine insti2ion2morrow, we will go over sum announcements regarding NSML on Thursday, AMC on Thursday, ICTM updates, and other competition updates 2.
We’ll also follow up last week’s Quick Word on cheating with ruminations on another lofty topic, 2bd
Expect a 2rific time in breakout rooms per class for NSML prep followed by 8person practices at around 4:15.
Oh, and 2 on this, there is a cool website made by some of our mathletes!https://shsmathteam.com/

check. It. OUT!

see ya 2morrow on zoom
3:40 – 4:30ish