Graham Competitive Math Team

Please hand in your permission slip and check - if you lost the form there is a copy here.

Jan 19:   
  • Math Olympiad #3
    • Average 2.75
    • Distribution:  5:4, 4:4, 3:2, 2:3, 1:5, 0:2
    • Perfect scrores (5/5):  Jessie, Jo, ValerieM, ValerieW -- great job!
    • Top cumulative scores:
      • Jo, Jessie, ValerieW with 14/15 each
      • ValerieM, Colin with 11/15 each
      • Nora, Elliot with 10/15 each
  • Homework:  Practice Math Olympiad, due by Jan 25 9pm:  Enter answers HERE
    • I'll put up the scores for the Jan 12 and 19 HW after both are back.  With the confusion, they seem mixed up.

Jan 12:   
  • Practice Math Olympiad, and take up answers
  • Homework Math Olympiad: 
  • NOTE:  We mistakenly handed out the homework labeled "Due Jan 25".
    • Swap the two, meaning the "Due Jan 25" HW is actually due Jan 18
    • And we will hand out a new HW on Friday that says "Due Jan 18" and that is really due Jan 25
  • Jan 19 Math Olympiad #3  

Jan 5:   
  • Take up the first two math olympiads
  • Homework Math Olympiad: Due Jan 11 by 9pm
    • Answers:  50, 7, 44, 90, 2044
    • Top scores:  Jessie:5, ValerieW:4, Yashar:4
    • Average:  2.813
  • Link for the Dec 15 homework (Due Jan 4) 
    • Average:  15.23.  Top scores:  ValerieW:20, Alyssa,Colin,ValerieM:19
    • Answers:  
      D A C B C A E D B E C B E B E E C E D D
Results:
  • MO#1:  x:5, 0:4, 1:3, 2:3, 3:5, 4:6, 5:0    average 2.4   
    • 4 or 5:   Chris, Colin, Jessie, Jo, Nora, ValerieW
    • Answers:  275, 0.367, 4, 1062, 113322
  • MO#2:  x:7, 0:2, 1:1, 2:4, 3:6, 4:3, 5:3    average 2.9
    • 4 or 5:  Amanda, Jessie, Jo, ValerieM, ValerieW
    • Answers:  1/4, 2000, 540, 73, 975
  • AMC8:  average 10.7/25
    • Top scores ValerieW (19), Raman (17), ValerieM (16)
Friday, Dec 15:
  • Second Math Olympiad Contest
  • HW:  AMC8 contest - see link above to enter answers.
  • Dec 22, 29 are holidays -- no class.
Friday, Dec 8:
  • First Math Olympiad Contest
  • Homework - Math Olympiad.  due Thurs Dec 14, 9pm -- enter answers HERE

Friday, Nov 17:
  • AMC8 Contest
  • No meeting Nov 21 (Thanksgiving) or Dec 1 (Yosemite)

Friday, October 27
  • In Class:  Math Olympiad Practice
  • Homework:   AMC practice contest.   Enter answers HERE 
    • Grade 8's must do the AMC10.  All others can choose AMC8 or AMC10 (or do both if you like)
    • Because there is no class Nov 3, you can have until Thurs Nov 9 to finish the HW.

Friday, October 20
  • In Class:  Team Attack 
  • Homework:   Math Olympiad 
    • Answers:  7, 5103, 63, 35, 9
    • Average:  3.26.  Distribution:   5:6, 4:6, 3:3, 2:4, 1:4, 0:0

Friday, October 13
  • In Class:  Solutions to homework questions
  • Homework:  Math Olympiad  
    • Average 3.6/5
    • Histogram:      5:5, 4:6, 3:7, 2:2, 1:1, 0:0
    • Answers:  20, 2, 12, 80, 5/8.
  • Note:  Stop typing extraneous text -- e.g. don't type "12 ways" when the answer is "12".

Friday, September 29
  • No Class Oct 6 due to teacher conferences / minimum day
  • In Class:
    • Team Attack - work together to solve problems.
  • Homework
    • AMC8:  Average 14.9/25.  Highest scores 25, 23, 21, 21, ..
      • Answers: 
        b a d e c a b d d e c d c d c c a e c a b c b d b
    • AMC10:  Average 13.8/25.  Scores:  19, 13, 12, 11
      • Answers:  
        e a b d b c b d c d c c b c e b d c d c b c e b a
    • Math Olympiad:  Average 2.7/5.  Distribution   5:4, 4:3, 3:5, 2:4, 1:2, 0:2
      • Answers:  
        66 32 24 30 8

Friday, September 22
  • Before Class:
    • Finish your homework by Thursday 9pm (link below to enter answers).  
      • If you don't have the homework, get the questions from a friend or pick up a copy from Ms. Flint.
    • Look through the class-book I handed out so that you can use it as a reference later.
  • In Class:
    • Numbers and Congruence
    • Homework on Numbers and Congruence 
      • A copy of the slides is here, and the homework questions are here
      • HW Results:  Average of 12.5/25 (50%).  Top scores 18,19,20.    Bunch of 13-16.
Friday, September 15
  • In-class 
    • Hand out Math Team Booklets and Consent/Donation form
    • Hand back last week's tryout contest (see scores and answers below)
      • Go through a couple of the more interesting questions:  10, 12, 16, 22, 28-35.
    • Practice Math Olympiad (25 min)  
      • Results:  Average 2.652/5.    
      • Distribution {0:2, 1:6, 2:2, 3:5, 4:4, 5:4}.  
  • Homework is a Math Olympiad, handed out in class
    • Answers:   7, 12, Friday, {49,77}, 1979/2005
    • Scores:  
      • Average 3.1
      • Distribution:   {0:2, 1:2, 2:4, 3:5, 4:3, 5:4 (and a couple missing)}

Friday, September 8
  • First day of class - writing the practice contest
    • Results of the tryout contests:
      • Grade 8:       scores 17, 23, 24  (all out of 35)
        • Answers:  
          bcbacdabbdcacabdcacabdbdcabababdabc
      • Grade 6/7:    average 21/35, median 21/35, highest score 32/35
        • Answers:  
          acdbcaccdbbdbcbdcabdaadcdabdbdccdca
    • Comments:
      • Don't leave any answers blank.  There is no penalty for guessing.
      • Try to eliminate wrong answers and then choose the most likely
      • Manage your time.  Learn to prioritize the questions that maximize your score
  • Make sure to read the General Information tab, register for the team using the link there.
    • Note the part about homework - this is required, so if you are not willing to do the homework don't sign up





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