## Math contests help students boost grades

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

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 contests are held to give students an opportunity to obtain extra credit for their math grade. Each math contest is made up of six q...

## Math Awards Night celebrates outstanding math students

Natalya Camacho, Staff Writer

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 in their math class. On April 26, the 43rd annual Math Awards Night was held. Over 450 students were given math awards. Out...

## Math contests encourage critical thinking

Mike Carlson, Staff Writer

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 towards increasing problem-solving skills and critical thinking. As one can see on each week's contest, the math contests are...

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

Talia Fine, Scot Scoop Editor

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 STEM Club strives to help students discover their passions within those subjects. STEM Club co-president Jason Liu, a junior...

## Math contest competition intensifies for top scorers

Ben Balster, Scot Scoop Editor

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 are awarded for each correct answer, the classrooms quickly fill to their max within the first few minutes of lunch. Patrick...

## Pi Day is cut into slices by block schedule

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer

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 dessert counterpart, pie. This year, block schedule is changing Pi Day for Carlmont. Some math classes are moving their...

## Math contest draws a crowd

Hanalei Pham, Scot Scoop Editor

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 math classrooms. Students crammed into classrooms for the first contest this year. Some are even turned away when classrooms...

## Software engineer becomes math teacher

Becca Fradkin, Scot Scoop Multimedia Editor/Social Media Team

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 in the East Bay. Lai said, “I never planned on moving to the Peninsula until I got a job in Mountain View.” In Mountain...

## Off to the math Olympiad

Mia Hogan, Staff Writer

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 their third and fourth period classes to participate in the annual math competition held by the Mathematical Associa...