Playing with numbers

“MathCounts Club provides us with an opportunity to stretch some VERY bright young minds,” said James Egeler and Rosemarie Colaizzi, math teachers and advisors of the MathCounts Club at John Jay Middle School. “These students really enjoy the camaraderie of working through complex problems as a team.”

Just like any team, members of MathCounts attend try-outs in the fall and meet regularly after school for practice. The students do algebraic word problems as well as questions of probability, number theory, geometry and simple trigonometry.

John Jay competed the first weekend of February at Pace University against fifteen other MathCounts teams in the Westchester/Putnam chapter. Next up, on March 7,  is the National Museum of Mathematics’ regional MoMathelon competition at Manhattanville College.

What brings these students together?