Math Contents in November
On Nov. 14-15, 8 Academy teams competed in a 36-hour contest using mathematics to present solutions to real-world modeling problems! Some teams, for example, had to calculate the best way to track and contain the Ebola outbreak. Others tried to streamline rush hour train schedules for commuters. We’ll know the results of the contest in a few weeks as their solutions are examined by judges. Academy teams have been participaing in the contest since 2007. Pictures at www.flickr.com/photos/dmps_academy
November 18, 275 Academy 8th grade students competed in the 30th annual American Mathematics Competitions for local and national awards. Last year 150,000 students from 2,300 schools across the nation participated. Find out more about the contests at www.maa.org/math-competitions.