Monday, March 6, 2017

2017 AMC 10/12B Results

We offered the AMC 10/12B Contests at Bard College on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Nineteen students participated.

You may find the questions, answers and solutions here: AoPS AMC 10B Wiki | AoPS AMC 12B Wiki

The AMC 10/12B program featured the math contest, pizza, and a math talk by Bard math professor Lauren Rose on Weird Dice.

Bard 2017 Results on the AMC 12B:

Total number of students taking the exam: 3
School Team Score (sum of top 3 scores): 220.5 = 100.5 + 70.5 + 49.5

Average score for entire school is: 73.5
Average score for grade 12 is: 49.5 (1 Student)
Average score for grade 11 is: 85.5 (2 Students)


Bard 2017 Results on the AMC 10B:

Total number of students taking the exam: 16
School Team Score (sum of top 3 scores): 370.50 = 130.5 + 129.0 + 111.0

Average score for entire school is: 76.9 
Average score for grade 10 is: 78.0 (2 Students)
Average score for grade 9 is: 78.3 (6 Students)
Average score for grade 8 is: 82.2 (5 Students)
Average score for grade 7 is: 64.5 (3 Students)

Top scores at Bard:

AMC 12B
    Daniel Knop, 100.5 points (11th grade, age 16, Arlington High School), Certificate of Distinction
    Anonymous, 70.5 points
    Anonymous, 49.5 points



AMC 10B 
    Owen Dugan, 130.5 points (8th grade, age 13, Homeschool), Certificate of Distinction, Certificate of Achievement
    Aryadeepta De, 129.0 points (7th grade, age 12, Acadia Middle School), Certificate of Distinction, Certificate of Achievement
    Walden Yan, 111.0 points (9th grade, age 14, Avon High School)

 

The Certificate of Achievement is awarded to Students in grade 8 and below who scored over a 90 on the AMC 10, and students in grade 10 or below who scored over a 90 on the AMC 12.

The Certificate of Distinction is for students who qualified for the AIME. The 2017 AMC 10/12B cutoff scores for the AIME are 120 and above on the AMC 10B, and 100.5 and above on the AMC 12B.

Anonymous means that the high scoring student above prefers to remain anonymous!

Schools represented:

  1. Acadia Middle School, Clifton Park, NY 12065
  2. Arlington High School, Lagrangeville, NY 12540
  3. Avon High School, Avon, CT 06001
  4. J. Watson Bailey Middle School, Kingston, NY 12401
  5. The Harvey School, Katonah, NY 10536
  6. Homeschool
  7. Lagrange Middle School, Lagrangeville, NY 12540
  8. Linden Ave. Middle School, Red Hook, NY 12571
  9. New Paltz High School, New Paltz, NY 12561
  10. Orville A. Todd Middle School, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
  11. Red Hook High School, Red Hook, NY 12571
  12. Rhinebeck High School, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
  13. Spackenkill High School, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
  14. Van Wyck Junior High School, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Monday, February 27, 2017

Math Circle programs for March 2017

Join us this month for our March Math Circle Programs: 

Tivoli Math Circle 
Location: 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 
Date: Friday, March 3rd 
Time: 4:00 until 5:30 pm 

Kingston Math Circle 
Location: 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY 12401 
Date: Saturday, March 11th 
Time: 1:00 until 3:00 pm 
Registration 

Rubik's Cube Club 
Location: Bard College in RKC room 111 
Date: Friday, March 10th 
Time: 4:00 until 5:30 pm 
Registration

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Spring 2017 Math Circle Programs

A belated Happy New Year from the Bard Math Circle to you! We are ready to hit the ground running with several events coming up soon. See below for information on our Library ProgramsCompetitionsRubik's Cube Club and CAMP

Library Programs

We have two library programs this month.

Tivoli Free Library

Our February Math Circle at the Tivoli Free Library will be this Friday, February 3rd. The Tivoli Free Library is located at 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583. We will play games, solve puzzles, and tackle interesting problems from 4:00 until 5:30 pm.

Do you love coming to Tivoli and want to mark your calendars ahead of time? The remaining dates for this academic year will be March 3rd, April 7th, and May 5th, same time same place!

Kingston Library

New for 2017! Our Kingston Math Circles will feature several math explorations this spring that are favorites at math circles around the country. Our January Kingston Math Circle is on Saturday,  February 11th. We welcome one and all to the Kingston Library at 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY 12401. Join us upstairs in the Community Room from 1:00 until 3:00 pm for some enriching problem solving and fun, math-themed crafts!

We would love to see you at all of our upcoming Kingston Math Circles! The remaining dates for this academic year are March 11th, April 15th, and May 13th.

All library programs are run on a drop-in basis, and registration is not required. We do ask students to sign in each time, and to provide their name, grade, and school. This is done electronically for Kingston, so please sign in using this link at least once this year.

Competitions

AMC 10/12

The AMC 10 is a 25-question, 75-minute, multiple choice examination in secondary school mathematics containing problems which can be understood and solved with algebra and geometry concepts. The AMC 12 is a 25-question, 75-minute, multiple choice examination in secondary school mathematics containing problems which can be understood and solved with pre-calculus concepts.

The Bard Math Circle is proud to offer the AMC 10/12 B exams on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Bard College. This activity is offered at no cost, but due to limited space, registration is required in advance.
 

There are still spots remaining, so act fast! To register please click here.


We will host two prep sessions in the weekends leading up to the exam and email registrants with details. For more information, please consult the registration page or emails us at bardmathcircle@gmail.com.
 

Rubik's Cube Club

Back by popular demand! Our first Rubik's Cube Club meeting of the semester will be on February 17th with location and time TBD. Stay tuned for more information!

Mark your calendars! The remaining dates for this academic year will be March 10thApril 14th, and May 12th.

CAMP

Our Creative and Analytical Math Program for middle school students will return the week of August 28 -- September 1, 2017. Please save the date! We'll let you know more information when the application is open later this spring. (Use the  update subscription preferences link below to let us know you're interested in CAMP.)

For a list of other summer math enrichment opportunities for middle school and high school students, please visit:

The Art of Problem Solving's list of Mathematics summer programs (http://artofproblemsolving.com/wiki/index.php/Mathematics_summer_program)

The American Mathematical Society's list of Summer Math Camps and Programs for Students
(http://www.ams.org/programs/students/emp-mathcamps)
 

Start your year off right - with math, of course!



Bard Math Circle

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

AMC 10/12B at Bard College on Wednesday, February 15.

We still have several spots to take the AMC 10B and the AMC 12B at Bard College. Please register HERE.


Bard Math Circle Rubik's Cube Club

This Friday (February 17, 2017) 4-5:30pm
Science Building at Bard College, RKC 111

SPRING SCHEDULE: (drop-in sessions)  
February 17th
March 10th
April 14th
May 12th

All skill levels and ages are welcome to this FREE program.
We will provide instruction for beginners.
Bring a cube if you have one, but not required.
Kids 10 and under must have adult supervision.

Please register HERE or email us at bardmathcircle@gmail.com.  

P.S.  We need more girls!

Friday, December 16, 2016

2016 AMC 8 Results are in!

We offered the AMC 8 Exam at Bard College on November 15, 2016, followed by an engaging math talk on Topology and the Euler Characteristic, presented by Bard math professor Steven Simon.

(For detailed solutions to the contest problems, click HERE.)

Our next contest event is the AMC 10/12B on February 15, 2017. 

Visit our Contest Page for more information.

2016 AMC 8 Summary


Total number of students who took the exam at Bard: 35
School Team Score (sum of top 3 scores): 66.0
Average score for entire school is: 12.6
Average score for grade 8 is: 14.8
Average score for grade 7 is: 12.3
Average score for grade 6 is: 12.4
Average score for grade 5 is: 12.5
Average score for grade 4 is: 7.0

Top scores at Bard:

Please visit
our Contest Page for this information.
 
Schools represented:

Acadia Middle School, Clifton Park (2)
The Albany Academy, Albany (1)
J Watson Bailey Middle School, Kingston (6)
Brinkerhoff Elementary School, Wappingers (2)
Buckley Middle School, Rhinebeck (1)
Great Barrington Steiner School, Great Barrington (1)
Haldane Middle School, Cold Spring (1)
High Meadow School, Stone Ridge (1)
Highland Middle School, Highland (2)
Home School (4)
Lagrange Middle School, Lagrange (1)
Lenape Elementary, New Paltz (1)
Linden Avenue Middle School, Red Hook (2)
Loudonville School, Albany (1)
Meadow Hill School, Newburgh (1)
Mill Road Middle School, Red Hook (1)
Miller Middle School, Kingston (2)
Monroe Woodbury Middle School, Woodbury (1)
St. Martin de Porres School, Poughkeepsie (3)
Van Antwerp Middle School, Niskayuna (1)

Sunday, December 11, 2016

2017 AMC 10/12 B at Bard

Registration is now open for the 2017 AMC 10/12 B contests at Bard College.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The event is for high school students with a passion for problem-solving. Advanced middle school students are also welcome. There is no charge, but registration is required in advance to reserve your seat at Bard.

After the exam, students will be treated to a snack, followed by an engaging math talk by a Bard College mathematician.

Bard undergraduate math majors are offering preparation sessions during the weekends leading up to the contest.

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Bard College Reem-Kayden Center for Science and Computation (RKC)
Address: 31 Campus Road, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504