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Second meeting agenda

  1. 1. Todd Beamer High School Math Club Sponsor: Mr. Glaser President: Sue Bae
  2. 2. Welcome to Todd Beamer Math Club! <ul><li>This is a brand new club that is in Todd Beamer.
  3. 3. Our meetings will be held on every Friday after school in this room.
  4. 4. There are 4 groups in this club: AP statistics group, AP Calculus group, and Math Competition group, and Study Buddy group
  5. 5. This is a club that promotes learning of math by helping each other, which means members are going to be in teams to work on problems. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Mu Alpha Theta <ul><li>Our math club is affiliated with an organization, called Mu Alpha Theta. The name of our chapter is Todd Beamer High School of Chapter of MAO.
  7. 7. Through Mu Alpha Theta, our club would join and compete in National Math Competitions. The free two competitions that we are going to join would be Log 1 and Rocket City Math League.
  8. 8. *Log 1 requirements: Full or Associate Members
  9. 9. *Rocket City Math League requirements: Anybody </li></ul>
  10. 10. To join Mu Alpha Theta <ul><li>Joining Mu Alpha Theta means that you will be eligible for winning scholarships, running for state officer positions and competing in national convention, which is going to be in Boston, MA this year.
  11. 11. Full Membership requirements: Students who are in grade 9 through 12, who completed four semesters of college preparatory mathematics or are enrolled in a still more advanced course. 3.0 GPA. 10 dollar fee, no annual dues.
  12. 12. Associate membership requirements: Students who are in grade 9 through 12, who completed two semester of algebra, or have completed a semester of geometry or of second year of algebra. Associate members do not pay the initiation fee, but can be registered to attend the national convention. They are not entitled to vote on national policy however. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Election <ul><li>Vice President
  14. 14. -Duty:shall perform the duties of the President at times when the president is absent, and shall also serve as Program Chairman
  15. 15. Secretary
  16. 16. -Duty:shall keep an accurate record of all proceedings. He or she shall, with the approval of the sponsor, certify the names of new members, forwarding these (together with initiation fees) to the National Office within one month of initiation.
  17. 17. Treasure
  18. 18. -Duty:shall handle all money belonging to the Chapter and shall maintain an accurate record of financial transactions. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Log 1 Contest 2011-2012 December 2011 - Topic tests 1/2: Circles, Polygons and Pi; Equations/Inequalities; Instructions January 2012 - Topic tests 3/4: Number Theory; Applications; Instructions February 2012 - Individual, Instructions
  20. 20. Round 1 There will be two topic areas that the students may choose between: Circles, Polygons and Pi - Any concept having to do with circles and/or polygons. Equations / Inequalities -For this test, students will need to be able to solve a variety of equations and inequalities. In some cases, word problems may be given for which the student will have to first set up the equation or inequality.
  21. 21. Round 2 There will be two topic areas that the students may choose between: Number Theory - Advanced number theory, factors, primes, modulo, bases, etc. Applications - Primarily word problems at the Algebra 2 (Theta), Pre-calculus (Alpha) and Calculus (Mu) levels..
  22. 22. Round 3 The individual test is administered in the same manner as the topic tests.It is a 15-problem, 30-minute, individual test of general mathematics knowledge. Problems, to be solved without a calculator, will range from easy to difficult to provide confidence and challenges to all students. Problem selection and scoring will be the same as the topic tests.
  23. 23. Scoring Each student test score will be scaled to account for varying test difficulty. The test score will be divided by the maximum test score for that test and math division and multiplied by 100. A student’s overall score will be the sum of their scaled scores on the three tests and will thus be a number between zero and three hundred. The school score on the topic test rounds will be the sum of the highest student score on each topic test and math level for a total of six scores. On the individual test, the top two scores from each math level will accumulate towards the school score. There is a potential then of 600 points on each round for a maximum school score for the contest of 1800.
  24. 24. Rocket City League There are three 45-minute tests for each division, each consisting of 12 questions. o Explorer Division - Pre-Algebra students (or any student who has not yet entered Algebra I. Test content, however, will be at an advanced Pre-Algebra level) o Mercury Division - Algebra I students o Gemini Division - Geometry students o Apollo Division - Algebra II students o Discovery Division - All students who are currently enrolled in Pre-Calculus or who have completed Pre-Calculus, including all Calculus students
  25. 25. Test Dates o Interschool Test: Oct 31 – Nov 14, 2011 o Round One: Jan 16–27, 2012 o Round Two: Feb 13–24, 2012 o Round Three: March 12–23, 2012
  26. 26. Next Meeting <ul><li>Study Buddy discussion
  27. 27. Scholarship discussion
  28. 28. Pay your dues!
  29. 29. Preparing for log 1 round 2 </li></ul>