‘Tis the season to do math problems
Math Club kicked off its year with the annual CalcuSolve competition, which was held at the University of Pittsburgh rather than Duquesne where it has been since 2013. Overall, the competition seemed a bit smaller in size, in regards to number of teams and room, but the change did not really affect the basis of it. KO performed pretty well this year, because despite not placing, students personally earned their best scores.
“As a group we did a lot better,” confirmed senior Vivi Bestemen.
The contest called for teams made up of four people (each school is also limited to bring 16 kids), and began with a team question. Then everyone was asked to sit next to someone who was not on their team to complete seven individual questions. After that, the teams regrouped and answered the final question together. The contest lasted about three hours, and the trip included a stop for lunch in Oakland. Math Club, and this event in particular, comes highly recommended to any activity-seeking underclassmen or any of Mr. Tobias’ students interested in earning some bonus points.
“It’s fun; it’s a good way to get bonus,” said Bestemen.
If you are interested in joining Math Club, it is headed by Mr. Tobias and there are contests held after school throughout the year.