Math Team encourages new members to join

Current members look forward to the season


Ruby Stillman

2017 Math Team captain Ryan Favour arranges lineup for upcoming meet. Math Team first meets 3:10 on Oct 1 in A202.

Emma Leff, Anika Hanson, and Rachel Salzer

Despite losing several key senior members, Math Team adviser Kristin Johnson is hopeful for this season.

“We have some returning students that have a lot of potential, so I’m excited to see them grow and do better and possibly make State,” Johnson said. “I’m excited to expand the team and get more people involved as well.”

According to Johnson, Math Team is not just for people who excel at math.

“(Math Team) shouldn’t be just the kids that are good at math, it should be those that enjoy math and want to develop it more,” Johnson said.

Math Team members learn and review new math topics in preparation for competitions, according to Johnson.

“(Before competitions) we do previous exams so they can see the style of questions that they’ve been before and review the topics that will be covered in each of the meets,” Johnson said.

Math Team captain, junior Eitan Weinstein, is looking forward to improving the team’s scores for this season.

“Last year we were consistently getting about fourth out of seven teams every meet so I’m hoping that we can maybe push our way up to third or even better a little bit this year,” Weinstein said.

According to Johnson, Math Team is not only focused on competing.

“Math Team is about problem-solving and learning some new math topics and just having fun talking about math,” Johnson said.

Math Team kicks off its season after school Oct. 1 in room A202.