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Joshua Yglesias, a sophomore, works on a math problem during the first math contest of the year.

Math contest participation multiplies

October 6, 2019

Attendance skyrocketed for the first Carlmont math contest of the year, as students rushed to find an open class to participate in the contest. Students flocked to math cla...

Students take a math contest to receive extra credit.

Math contests help students boost grades

December 17, 2017

It’s 11:44. Aaron Lu races out of the classroom and heads to Carlmont Math Teacher Dan Nguyen's classroom. It’s time for the math contest. Every other Tuesday, math con...

The 43rd annual Math Awards Night was held to reward students who got a 95 percent or higher in their math class.

Math Awards Night celebrates outstanding math students

April 27, 2017

At Math Awards Night, successful math students are rewarded with a certificate for their outstanding achievements. It was an event held for students with a 95 percent or higher...

Students work on the math contest during lunch.

Math contests encourage critical thinking

April 5, 2017

The Carlmont math department puts on math contests every other Tuesday at lunch in each math classroom. The contests are made up of six to seven questions that are geared tow...

STEM Club Co-President Mikayla Cheng demonstrates the creation of a hexaflexagon.

STEM Club facilitates the passions of science, engineering, technology, and math

March 23, 2017

Cancer research, 3D printing, and self-driving cars are only a few mysteries being tackled in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) world, and the Carlmont ...

Sophomore Patrick McDonough reviews the answers to the math contests. Many students share their answers with each other after each contest to check if they got the right answer.

Math contest competition intensifies for top scorers

March 4, 2017

Every other Tuesday at the start of lunch, students make a mad dash towards the math classrooms as they scramble to find a seat for the biweekly contests. As extra credit points...

Math students all wait for that oh-so-enticing date, March 14. Many math teachers celebrated by allowing their classes to bring in pie and desserts to share.

Pi Day is cut into slices by block schedule

March 14, 2016

March 14 is also known as Pi Day, deriving its name from the never-ending number used to measure circles. On Pi Day, the number Pi (3.1415626) is celebrated, as is its physical...

Freshman William Castro-Ramirez attends his first math contest.

Math contest draws a crowd

September 30, 2015

The end of September was the start of a long tradition of sacrificing lunch to solve math problems. The math contest is held roughly every other Tuesday in all of the school's...

Mr Lai can be found in room E-14 teaching math

Software engineer becomes math teacher

September 18, 2014

David Lai, Carlmont’s new Geometry and Algebra I teacher, did not originally plan on teaching as a career. Lai grew up, attended grade school, high school, and college all...

Math contest allows elites to stand out.

Off to the math Olympiad

February 9, 2014

The American Math Competition left Carlmont math elites praying to head to the International Mathematical Olympics, along with a relaxed day for non-participants. Feb. 4 students left t...

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