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Math department celebrates Pi Day

March 22, 2020
This video was filmed before school cancellation March 17. The events from the video took place on the Pi Day celebration March 13.
Juniors Raina Kronfeld and Sophie Yakes do their math work during class. The math department announced a new policy with the ability to increase students grades in their current math class if they meet or exceed the standards of the MCA.

MCA offers grade change opportunity for juniors

Maria Perez Barriga March 7, 2020

With hopes of motivating students to take the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments, head of the math department Elizabeth Huesing said the new policy could help increase the math grades for students who...

Senior co-captain Zachary Weiser practices with team coach Elizabeth Huesing during Math Team practice Oct. 21. According to Weiser, the team’s next meet is in December.

Math Team places last at meet

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff November 21, 2019

While reflecting on Math Team placing last in their recent tournament at Edina High School, co-captain senior Zachary Weiser said the team will be able to review their questions from the meet. “As...

Math Team adviser Kari Johnson works with sophomore Sophie Davis during practice Oct. 21. According to Johnson, last season Park placed fourth in their conference.

Math Team sets goals for season

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff October 23, 2019

Senior Math Team captain Zachary Weiser said he hopes more students will consider joining the activity, noting the club’s welcoming atmosphere. “Math Team is super fun. It’s definitely a good...

Sophomore Cameron Donahue and teacher Kristin Johnson work together on preparing for an upcoming Math Team tournament.

Math Team begins final push to qualify for State

Emma Leff and Anika Hanson January 14, 2019

After not practicing over winter break, Math Team adviser Kristin Johnson said she hopes the team can regroup and prepare for its upcoming meet. “Hopefully we are going to get back in gear and just...

Junior Eitan Weinstein solves a trigonometry problem in front of fellow Math Team members during Math Team meeting after school Nov. 12 in room B330.

Math Team competes at first meet of the season

Emma Leff and Anika Hanson November 12, 2018

When junior Math Team member Rafe Covin completed his events at the Math Team’s first meet of the season, he said he felt confident despite the meet’s difficulty. “I thought (the meet) went pretty...

Keisha Piehl helps students in her Advanced Algebra AB class. Piehl tries to leave time at the end of each class for students to ask questions.

Math teacher returns to full-time teaching

Emma Leff and Anika Hanson October 30, 2018

After long-term subbing for math teacher Christina Begin last spring, Keisha Piehl said she decided to return to full-time teaching this year. According to Piehl, she is still adjusting to teaching...

Photo Illustration by Caroline Green

Pouches halt mobile distraction

Maddie Lund May 29, 2018

As Anson Opara, statistics and algebra teacher, tries to teach his math classes during the day, he notices that many students are looking down, focused on their phone rather than what is on the whiteboard....

Dan Walker assists Junior Oliver Swenson with his math work.

New full-time teacher in math resource center

Alexis Machoka January 18, 2018

When the math resource center’s new teacher Dan Walker first learned about a job opening at Park, he said it seemed like an excellent opportunity. “I was substitute teaching and heard of this job...

Senior Rahma Farah works on a math project where students created their own video game in her fifth hour NTA class Nov. 9.

NTA expresses creativity through video games

Yonit Krebs November 21, 2017

Working on improvements to his video game, senior Non-Traditional Academy student Abdiwahab Ali thinks the project improves basic coding knowledge. “I think (working on the video game) gives you really...

Math team member Eitan Weinstein and club adviser Kristin Johnson discuss math drills during their first meeting Sept. 18.

Math team establishes welcoming environment

Amaia Barajas and Emma Yarger October 6, 2017

According to senior captain Ryan Favour, math team is rewarding because he gets to work with other students who enjoy math as much as he does. “I like math. I like people who like math too. It's all...

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