Math Competitions

Four WHS students have qualified for the Eastern Massachusetts ARML team.
The 39th Annual American Regions Mathematics League Competition will be held
May 30-31, 2014
This is the most that we have ever had qualified for this team
Please congratulate:
Akiva Gordon
Andrew Li
Kenz Kallal
Pravina Samaratunga
This is a very select team -only 50 students in all of Eastern Mass- so having 4 students selected is a remarkable achievement!
The New England Math League announces cumulative results
As of November 30, 2013, Weston is tied for first place with three other schools (all from Massachusetts):
Boston Latin, Phillips Academy, and Winchester HS.
Weston is two points ahead of Lexington!
Congratulations, team!

WHS sends student to Level 2 of Math Olympiad

October 24, 2013

We had one finalist:  Andrew Li (top 100 of all test takers and will move on to take the level 2 exam), 
and an incredible 9 semifinalists (top 250 in the state).  They were:
Caleb Tulloss
Akiva Gordon
William Kretschmer
Daniel Dangond
Daniel Rigobon
Alexandra Schott
Marcus Luzzi
Adam Regent
Pravina Samaratunga
Compare these 10 students total to the numbers from other districts, some of which are more than double our size, and you can see how impressive it is- Wayland (2), Needham (5), AB (8 ), CC (3), LS (3) and Newton South (12). 
Weston’s Grace Huckins qualified for the 2011 USA Math Olympiad
by being one of the top 270 juniors or seniors in the country on the qualifying exam. 
The Olympiad is a nine-hour exam spread over two days.
Results of the exam are used to select the national math team that will represent us
at the international contest in Amsterdam this July. 
Grace is the first Weston student ever to qualify for the USAMO!
Related news: The Weston Math team placed in the top 5 schools in their division at the State meet Monday, April 11, 2011 and thus earned an invitation to the New England Regional Championships where they will compete against the best medium sized schools in the region.

Six WHS Students Qualify to Compete in

2010 American Invitational Mathematics Examination


The 2010 AMC10 exam was taken by 131 Weston students; the AMC12 was taken by 62 Weston students, joining thousands of students across the United States.   Our school’s highest AMC12 scorer was a three-way tie with Jonathan Birjiniuk ’11, Grace Huckins ’12, and Ariya Shajii ‘13 each with a score of 96.0; our highest AMC10 scorer was Akash Agarwal ‘12 with a score of 103.5. Congratulations to them!


Our top three students’ scores on the AMC12 were combined to give us a school team score of 288 points - 2009's team score was 330.  The exam was significantly harder in 2010 (see qualifying scores below).


The 2010 students whose AMC12 score was 88.5 points or more (2009's cutoff was 97.5) and students whose AMC10 score was 118.5 points or more (2009's cutoff was 120 points) were automatically invited to participate in the next round (the American Invitational Math Exam- AIME) on March 16, 2010.


Weston again had 6 Weston students invited to compete in the AIME.  Congratulations to Jonathan Birjiniuk, Ernest Zeidman, Grace Huckins, Stephanie Palocz, Ariya  Shajii, and Alan Wells.  For Ernest, Grace, and Stephanie this was the second year to qualify!


The average Weston score on the 2010 AMC10 was 73.2 (in 2009 it was 70.5); on the AMC12 it was 69.8 (in 2009 it was 74.9). 



The AIME exam was administered at Weston High on Tuesday March 16, 2010, from 7:35 to 11:00 in the Assistant Principal’s Conference Room.  Each of the 15 problems had a single integer answer between 0 and 999. 


Here’s a sample from the AIME contest in 2003:

“Problem 4:  In a regular tetrahedron, the centers of the four faces are the vertices of a smaller tetrahedron. The ratio of the volume of the smaller tetrahedron to that of the larger is m/n where m and n are relatively prime positive integers. Find m + n. ”

Continental Mathematics League

Continental Mathematics LeagueFounded in 1980 the Contiental Mathematics league (CML) helps students improve their problem solving skills.  The national scope generates student participation and excitement. The exams are given throughout the school year to students in Grades 2-9, as well as to high school Calculus students.  Grade 9 students complete 5 30-minute meets with 6 questions per meet;  Advanced Placement Calculus students complete 4 40-minute meets with 8 questions per meet.


The New England Mathematics League

Students compete for the highest scores, while schools compete for the highest team score. There are 6 contests each year, with 6 questions per contest.  All high school students in accredited schools are welcome to compete. Problems draw from a wide range of high school topics: geometry, algebra, trigonometry, logarithms, series, sequences, exponents, roots, integers, real numbers, combinations, probability, coordinate geometry, and more. No knowledge of calculus is required. Detailed solution sheets demonstrate the methods used to solve each problem, including various approaches where appropriate. Working through these problems and math league contest problem books is excellent practice for the SAT and college-bound students


Massachusetts Association of Math Leagues
The Massachusetts Association of Math Leagues (MAML) is the major high school math competition organization in Massachusetts. It organizes two major competitions, a MAML olympiad, and the MAML math meet.

In October, thousands of high school students across Massachusetts take the MAML Olympiad Level 1, which consists of 30 multiple choice questions to be completed in 1.5 hours, similar to the format of the old American High School Mathematics Examination. The top 100 scorers are considered finalists, and the next 100 are called semi-finalists. In early March, all of the finalists take the 3-hour MAML Olympiad Level 2, which consists of proof-type questions, usually around 7 multi-part questions. The top 20 scorers on that receive cash prizes ranging from $50 to $250.


Throughout the year, different schools compete among 6 major math leagues in Massachusetts. On the last Thursday in March, the top 3-4 schools from each league compete at the MAML meet, which is held at alternating schools across Massachusetts. The top 4 schools in each division (small, medium, and large) qualify for the New England Association of Math Leagues (NEAML) meet at Canton High School on the last Friday in April. As well, the top 3 teams in each division and sometimes extra teams or other high-scoring students get a chance to go to "Math Day," a celebratory awards dinner with speakers and food.


 American Mathematics Competitions

The Mathematical Association of America American Math Competitions

Weston High School participates in a series of competitions in mathematics, which ultimately lead to the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).  The first round of competitions are the American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) for students in Grade 10 and below (AMC10) and students in Grade 12 and below (AMC12).  Students who perform well on these exams are invted to participate in the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME).  Students who perform well on the AIME are then invited to the United States of America Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO).  Exceptional performance qualifies students to the Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program (MOSP or MOP).  Six students are then selected through the Team Selection Test (TST) to form the United States Math Team, which represents the country in the IMO.


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