This past year was completely different and challenging in new ways due to the pandemic
“Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms: it is about understanding” – William Paul Thurston (1946-2012)
This deceptively simple statement by one of America’s most accomplished mathematicians underlies the essential truth upon which the philosophy of AMSA’s Math Department is based.Mathematics is not merely a grab-bag of techniques and calculations, nor a listing of numerical or geometrical facts, but is the language and truth of the universe that leads us to a world of understanding. This understanding girds all science in its astonishing variety and development, and without which the highly technological world which sustains us would never have been. AMSA’s mathematical faculty seeks to prepare and nourish all our students to learn well in, to think well in, and to have full chance to flourish in such a world. Our goals are:
- To build a strong foundation, for all students, in the core branches of pre-College mathematics.
- To develop each students’ potential for genuine success in College academics.
- To nurture both a capacity for careful analytic thought and a feel for creativity within the mathematics.
- To foster chances for interdisciplinary learning that connects Mathematics and AMSA’s Science and Humanities programs.
- To be held to the highest standards in teaching and in command of the subjects taught.
This is the largest qualifying group in AMSA history.
Congratulations to the top scoring Lower School students who participated in the AMC 8 last November.
Mr. Peters challenged his Gr 7 Algebra students with a “bowling” game of sorts.
Today all Middle School students participated in the annual Middle School Math Olympiad during their math classes.
On Monday, the team competed in state math league championships and placed a clear first in the small schools division.
Pi Day is today (Mar 14 or 3-14), a day to celebrate the mathematical constant π.
AMSA’s Middle School Math Team took 3rd Place at the third annual Pi Day Math Tournament held at WPI on Saturday!
Upper School students held the competition for 6th and 7th graders.
AMSA’s six-member team came from behind to defeat Mass. Academy of Math & Science in a close contest.