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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.

MCA offers grade change opportunity for juniors

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.

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 exceeded or met the standards set in place by the test.   Students in Advanced Algebra who meet the ...

Math Team places last at meet

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.

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 a team, we did not do so great. On our team event, we didn’t get any of the questions right which wa...

Math Team sets goals for season

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.

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 challenge but also you don’t have to worry about not being the greatest at math,” Weiser said.  ...

Math Team begins final push to qualify for State

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

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 review the topics that will be showing up on the next test, and then we run practice tests from pr...

Math Team competes at first meet of the season

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.

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 well. The questions are usually pretty hard, and I got a couple right, so that was good,” Co...

Math teacher returns to full-time teaching

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.

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 full-time. “I am still working to find my groove on managing my time well,” Piehl said. “I really want to ge...

Pouches halt mobile distraction

Photo Illustration by Caroline Green

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. “I feel like many kids are distracted by cell phones, and we don’t really have a syste...

New full-time teacher in math resource center

Dan Walker assists Junior Oliver Swenson with his math work.

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 opening and thought it sounded like a great job,” Walker said. “So far that has been true.” Walker...

NTA expresses creativity through video games

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

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 good coding skills, I mean I know a little bit of JavaScript, but this is kind of different,” A...

Math team establishes welcoming environment

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

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 together in math,” Favour said. Favour said he invites math students of any level to join the...

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