Thursday, April 30, 2009

End of year one

I can't believe the first year of Mu Alpha Theta at Norton high is just about over. I wish we could have done more this year. I will just hope for better things next year. We did accomplish a couple of things this year. We had two teams formed to participate in Moody's mega Math challenge. One team sent in a viable solution. Congratulations to them for working so hard. we also celebrated April as the National Math Awareness month. There were not too many students that tried the amazing race, but the teachers enjoyed themselves. We will have to find ways to make it better next year. There is still one more contest this year. On Friday May 1st we can download the question for the Siemans math contest.
Seniors will need to see me about getting their blue and yellow honor cord for graduation. Remember that you were supposed to complete 5 hours of service. You will need to show me that you have done that. please come to see me within the next two weeks. We will have one more meeting this year. The 4 officers should get together and decide on a date for that meeting.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Meeting 4-7-09

We discussed an activity to do during April which is math awareness month. You can visit www.mathaware.org to see more information. We decided to do the Amazing mathematics race.
The Amazing Mathematics Race

Each student that wants to participate will get question #1 from the Math Department page or the Math Honor Society page. Students will do research to find the answer. Once the student has an answer they will find on the faculty list which teacher wants this answer. They go to the teacher with their answer and get the teacher to sign the answer sheet. The teacher will then give them the next question and students will follow the same process. There are a total of 12 questions and the first 10 students to bring Mrs. Taylor all 12 answers signed by the appropriate teacher will win a large goody bag. The next 10 students win a medium size goody bag and the next ten win a small goody bag. This contest ends on April 30th.
Members of Mu alpha Theta need to submit possible questions with answers to Mrs. Taylor ASAP and members are asked to donate something for the goody bags because our club has not done any fundrasing yet.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Math Awareness Month

April is here and we still haven't made plans on what to do with the school to promote math awareness. The Mu Alpha Theta officers are planning a meeting for next week. At that time we can toss out some ideas and hopefully decide on an activity. My period E Pre-Calc class suggested a type of Amazing race with all math questions and puzzles. Let me know if you have any ideas.