CAMP 2021 Staff Page

Welcome to CAMP 2021! Here is our amazing staff.

Frances Stern
Co-Director and Math Instructor

My name is Frances Stern (she/her/hers)! I’ve been teaching math at CAMP since the first year, sometimes choosing the program’s math theme. It’s fun to show students math that they don’t see in school. During the school year, I teach math part-time at a private school in New York City. My hobbies include learning to paint & juggle, reading, walking & folk dancing. I’ve written 2 books for teachers and parents called “Adding Math, Subtracting Tension” (for 2 different age ranges of children). They pay as much attention to how to keep out of a fight (what many parents told me is a problem) as they do to math.

Japheth Wood
CAMP Director and Math Instructor

I’m Japheth Wood (he/him), the CAMP director, and a math professor at Bard College. I can't believe that we’ve reached our eighth summer of CAMP! We've been recognized a second time by the American Mathematical Society with an Epsilon Award. What a nice honor, on top of our original support from the Dolciani Math Enrichment Program. We are online for a second summer. While it is heartening to see the resiliency of our students and staff to meet online, I am very much looking forward to the time when we can all safely return to the classroom and learn together in person, with online interactions for convenience.

Talia Willcott
CAMP Coordinator

Hello! I am Talia, the CAMP Coordinator. I am here to help with any questions or concerns that may come up. I am currently studying math and physics at Bard College and am going to be a senior this upcoming year. I have worked as a tutor with the Bard Math Circle for about two years now and am always looking for new opportunities to connect with people who are interested in math! My hobbies include playing music, making art and solving problems. I love working with students and am dedicated to helping them find their passion! 

Grace Villamil
Senior Staff / Art Instructor

Hello My name Grace (she/her/hers).  I am a multidisciplinary artist, blending different mediums (such as sound, material, drawing and video) to create altogether new forms. I love adventuring into new realms, and discovering inventive ways to express a thought or an idea. I am Filipino-American, I am originally from California ~  lived in NYC for over 15 years and now live in Bearsville, NY.  I love swimming, outer space/the universe and discovering what answers can be found in nature, (so SO many!) This is my first year with the Bard Math Circle Summer CAMP. I am so very excited to meet you &  be your Art Instructor this summer ! Please check out my website for my interstellar installations I created in such places as NYC and Berlin: http://gracevillamil.com/

Karen Blumberg
Senior Staff / CS Instructor

I’m Karen Blumberg, and I’m excited to be a CS teacher at camp this summer! During the year, I’m a Math Teacher and Technology & Innovation Coordinator at The Brearley School in New York City. I work with faculty and students to integrate technology academically, creatively, and responsibly into their classwork, and I help support projects that include programming, web design, robotics, 3D design and printing, digital art, and more. I studied math in college, and I’ve always loved math puzzles. I encourage my students to think of themselves as forensic mathematicians in order to consider all the clues in order to solve a problem efficiently. Over the years, I’ve been introduced to a few different computer languages (Basic, Pascal, C++, Lingo, Logo, Processing, Java Script, Python, etc.) Besides teaching and learning, I love traveling, tasting new foods, and taking photos.

Shuang (Chelsea) Cai
Senior Staff / Art Instructor

My name is Shuang Cai. This is my third year working with Bard Math Circle CAMP, and this year I will be joining as a senior staff on this team. I am currently a rising senior at Bard studying computer science and studio art. I am coding on my own game with Unity. Maybe you can try it out when I’m done?

Anish Anne
CS Instructor

Hi, I’m Anish (he/him/his). I am a rising sophomore in Upstate New York. I am very excited to be part of the CAMP staff this year and have been involved with the Bard Math Circle since taking the AMC 8 exams in 6th grade. Since then I have participated in several other exams as well as been a camper at CAMP. My hobbies include playing tennis, chess, and programming. This year I will be teaching Computer Science at CAMP.

Annie Moulene
Junior Staff / TA / Zoom Hosts

Hi! My name is Annie Moulene (she/her/hers). I am a junior studying Chemistry at Bard. In high school, I loved doing math. I was always one of the students that other students would come to for help since I could help break down the question and show them the steps needed to solve it. I love trying to connect problems in a way that it becomes applicable to the real world since that helped me understand and appreciate math more. I’m excited to be organizing our zoom room and I look forward to helping you solve those challenging problems and helping inspire a new love for math.

Ayanna Battle
Junior Staff / TA / Zoom Hosts

My name is Ayanna Battle (she/her), and I’m a rising senior studying music composition and math at Bard College. This is my first year as a junior staff member at CAMP, so I’m really excited to meet everyone and learn more about CAMP and CAMP culture! For the past couple of summers, I’ve worked at a summer enrichment camp in Atlanta, GA and taught math to rising 8th graders, so I’m looking forward to seeing the similarities and differences between the two programs!

Hadley Parum
Junior Staff / TA / Zoom Hosts

Hello! I’m Hadley Parum (they/them/theirs), and I am a graduate from Bard College (’21) in Psychology and Music. I am excited for my first year as a junior staff member at CAMP, and hope to share an interest in approaching a diverse range of problems with the tools of mathematics and a zeal for questions. I’ve worked extensively as a tutor in areas of math, coding, writing, and music theory, and have found exciting connections between communication,  mathematics, and art. In addition to contributing my own passion towards topics in these areas, I look forward to hearing what most excites others during the program!

Pin-Shan Lai
CAMP Social Media Coordinator

I am Pin-Shan Lai (she/her), the social media coordinator. I am a rising sophomore majoring in political studies and literature at Bard. This is my first time joining CAMP and I am very excited to meet everyone in the upcoming weeks. As a non-math major, I enjoy working with mathematics and science outside of class. I spend my time working on food science and learning about chemicals.  I enjoy cooking, planting vegetables, and reading both fiction and nonfiction novels.

Santanu Antu
Junior Staff / TA / Zoom Hosts

Hello! I am Antu (he/him/his). I am a rising Junior at Bard College, majoring in both Math and Physics. For the last few years, I have invested a lot of time exploring various branches of mathematics and their applications in theoretical physics. My endeavor in this labyrinth of equations and theorems helped me recognize a serious flaw of modern mathematics and physics- the lack of communication. This unpleasant issue is not only obstructing the development of these captivating fields but also leading to mass scientific illiteracy. My goal for the Math CAMP is to communicate some of the complex ideas of math in a nice and simply accessible way. I’m looking forward to organizing the zoom meetings, think about math puzzles, and spread the message- “Mathematics can be fun.”

Shoshi Cohen
Junior Staff / TA / Zoom Hosts

HI! My name is Shoshi (she/her) and I am a senior at Avenues: The World School. I have been participating in Bard Math activities for quite a few years now, including Bard Math Circle and Bard Math CAMP. This year I decided to revisit the fun I had in attending these events by working as a counsellor for Bard Math CAMP! I am so excited for this year's CAMP and I hope it's a blast! 

Tina Giorgadze
Junior Staff / TA / Zoom Hosts
Hi! My name is Tina and I am a rising Junior at Bard college majoring in mathematics and computer science. This is my first year at CAMP, and I am beyond excited to work with students eager to learn mathematics and its applications in art. I have been a Bard Math Circle tutor for two years now. I always have a wonderful time brainstorming new ways to communicate math solutions and concepts. I  look very forward to hosting fun and engaging activities over our Zoom sessions! I am happy to have the opportunity to use my experience to help CAMP participants tackle math puzzles and interesting problems.
 

2021 AMC 10/12B Results

Here are the overall results for students who took the 2021 AMC 10B and AMC 12B contests at Bard College (online):

School AMC 12 Statistics

  • Average score for entire school is: 84.9
  • Average score for grade 12 is: 74.3 (4 Students)
  • Average score for grade 11 is: 79.5 (4 Students)
  • Average score for grade 9 is: 117.0 (2 Students)
  • AMC 12 School Team Score is: 393.00 (Team is defined as the 3 highest scores)

Top AMC 12B Scores at Bard

  • Shreyas Kar, 136.5 points (11th grader, age 16, duPont Manual High School)
  • Adrian Richard C Salazar, 130.5 points (12th grader, age 18, Philippine Science High School – Bicol Region Campus)
  • Anonymous, 126.0 points (9th grader, age 14)
  • Dong He, 112.5 points (11th grader, age 17, Homeschool)
  • Shraman Kar, 108.0 points (9th grader, age 14, duPont Manual High School)
  • Anonymous, 96.0 points (12th grader, age 17)

School AMC 10 Statistics

  • Average score for entire school is: 65.1
  • Average score for grade 10 is: 71.2 (9 Students)
  • Average score for grade 9 is: 68.3 (11 Students)
  • Average score for grade 8 is: 66.3 (6 Students)
  • Average score for grade 7 is: 38.0 (3 Students)
  • Average score for grade 6 is: 48.0 (1 Students)
  • AMC 10 School Team Score is: 333.00 (Team is defined as the 3 highest scores)

Top AMC 10B Scores at Bard

  • Andrew Carratu, 124.5 points (8th grader, age 13, Areteem Institute)
  • Anonymous, 109.5 points (10th grader, age 15)
  • Anonymous, 99.0 points (9th grader, age 15)
  • Anonymous, 99.0 points (10th grader, age 15)

Solutions to the 2021 AMC 10 and 12 contests are available on the Art of Problem Solving webpage:

Schools Represented

  • Areteem Institute
  • Bard Academy at Simon’s Rock
  • Cambrian Academy
  • Christian Brothers Academy
  • Crompond Elementary School
  • duPont Manual High School
  • East Eidge High School
  • Edgemont Junior-Senior High School
  • Gifted Math Program at University at Buffalo
  • Homeschool
  • Kingston High School
  • New Paltz High School
  • Philippine Science High School – Bicol Region Campus
  • Princeton Unified Middle School (PUMS)
  • Red Hook High School
  • Riverdale Country School
  • Spackenkill High School
  • Todd Middle School
  • Valley Stream North High School
  • Van Wyck Junior High School
  • Wappingers Junior High School
  • Williamsville North High School

2020 AMC 8

Brief report of the 2020 AMC 8 at Bard College

The AMC 8 ran during the online testing window, November 10–16, 2020. The Saturday after, November 21, students were debriefed on the contest problems by Bard College undergraduate math majors Eli Barrios, Felicia Flores, Tony Nguyen, and math professor Japheth Wood.

School Results

Total number of participating students: 37
School Team Score (sum of top 3 scores): 51.0
Average score for entire school is: 11.2
Average score for grade 8 is: 11.5
Average score for grade 7 is: 11.4
Average score for grade 6 is: 8.8
Average score for grade 5 is: 15.0
Average score for grade 4 is: 11.0

Top scores at Bard:

Anonymous, 18 points, (5th grader, age 9)
Praneel Gandhi, 17 points, (7th grader, age 11, Union Vale Middle School)
Brian Sun, 16 points, (6th grader, age 11, Van Antwerp Middle School)
Max Victor, 15 points, (8th grader, age 13, Orville A. Todd Middle School)
Yashaswini Bonthu, 15 points, (8th grader, age 13, LaGrange Middle School)
Nash Pillai, 15 points, (8th grader, age 13, Van Wyck Junior High School)
Anonymous, 15 points, (8th grader, age 13)
Arvind Krishnan, 15 points, (7th grader, age 12, Princeton Unified Middle School)
Donald Cheng, 15 points, (7th grader, age 12, Wappingers Junior High school)
Shiven Dabhi, 14 points, (8th grader, age 13, Wappingers Junior High School)

Schools represented:

Avalon Charter School (1)
Avenues (1)
Bulkeley Middle School (1)
Christian Brothers Academy (1)
Forest Hills Classical Academy (1)
Fox Lane Middle School (1)
Gayhead Elementary School (1)
Greenville Elementary School (1)
Homeschool (4)
Hunter Elementary (1)
J W Bailey (2)
LaGrange Middle School (3)
Linden Avenue Middle School (1)
Manitou School (1)
Myers Corners Elementary School (1)
New Paltz Middle School (1)
Orville A. Todd Middle School (1)
Princeton Unified Middle School (1)
Saddle River Day School (1)
Union Vale Middle School (1)
Van Antwerp Middle School (1)
Van Wyck Junior High School (6)
Wappingers Junior High School (4)

2020 AMC 10/12B Results

Here are the overall results for students who took the 2020 AMC 10B and AMC 12B contests at Bard College:

School AMC 12B Statistics

  • Average score for entire school is: 80.8
  • Average score for grade 12 is: 74.6 (4 Students)
  • Average score for grade 11 is: 81.0 (1 Student)
  • Average score for grade 9 is: 93.0 (2 Students)
  • AMC 12B School Team Score is: 267.00 (Team is defined as the 3 highest scores.)

Top AMC 12B scores at Bard

  • Anonymous, 105.0 points (9th grade, age 15)
  • Emily Ma, 81.0 points (11th grade, age 16, Spackenkill High School)
  • Anonymous, 81.0 points (9th grade, age 15)

School AMC 10B Statistics

  • Average score for entire school is: 61.5
  • Average score for grade 10 is: 52.1 (4 Students)
  • Average score for grade 9 is: 58.0 (3 Students)
  • Average score for grade 8 is: 85.5 (2 Students)
  • AMC 10B School Team Score is: 258.00 (Team is defined as the 3 highest scores.)

Top AMC 10B Scores at Bard

  • Aegus Kim, 96.0 points (8th grade, age 14, Eastchester Middle School)
  • Trevor Brooks, 87.0 points (9th grade, age 14, Oakwood Friends School)
  • Anonymous, 75.0 points (8th grade, age 14)

Solutions to the 2020 AMC 10 and 12 contests are available on the Art of Problem Solving webpage:

Schools Represented

  • Arlington High School
  • Bard Academy at Simon’s Rock
  • Eastchester Middle School
  • John Jay High School
  • New Paltz High School
  • Niskayuna High School
  • Oakwood Friends School
  • Red Hook High School
  • Spackenkill High School
  • Todd Middle School
  • VanWyck Middle School

 

2019 AMC 8

Brief report of the 2019 AMC 8 at Bard College

The AMC 8 ran on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. Afterward, students were treated to a wonderful math talk on Fibonacci Numbers, presented by Bard College mathematician Japheth Wood.

School Results

(And just for fun, we are listing schools with at least 3 participants, ranked by the sum of their top 3 scores)
57 points: Bard’s Team Score (sum of top 3 scores at Bard):
39 points: Christian Brothers Academy (6 participants)
36 points: J. Watson Bailey Middle School, Kingston (3 participants)
31 points: Wappingers Junior High (3 participants)

Total number of participating students: 32
Average score for entire school is: 10.4
Average score for grade 8 is: 11.8
Average score for grade 7 is: 9.2
Average score for grade 6 is: 10.3
Average score for grade 5 is: 12.5
Average score for grade 4 is: 6.0

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Top scores at Bard:

Mason Eyler, 22 points (8th grader, age 13, New Paltz Middle School)
Anonymous, 18 points (8th grader, age 13)
Anonymous, 17 points (8th grader, age 13)
Anonymous, 15 points (7th grader, age 12)
Brian Sun, 15 points (5th grader, age 10, Craig Elementary School)
Max Victor, 15 points (7th grader, age 11, Orville A Todd Middle School)
Praneel Gandhi, 14 points (6th grader, age 10, Unionvale Middle School)
Ved Kaderu, 14 points (6th grader, age 11, Brinckerhoff Elementary School)
Anonymous, 13 points (8th grader, age 13)
Anonymous, 13 points (8th grader, age 14)
Sophia Cheng, 13 points (8th grader, age 13, Wappingers Junior High)

Schools represented:

Brinckerhoff Elementary School, Fishkill (1)
Christian Brothers Academy (6)
Craig Elementary School (1)
Fox Lane Middle School (1)
Haviland Middle School (1)
Highland Middle School (1)
Hillside Elementary School (1)
Homeschool (1)
J W Bailey (3)
LaGrange Middle School (2)
Lenape Elementary (1)
Linden Ave. Middle School (2)
Manitou (1)
New Paltz Middle School (2)
Oak Grove Elementary School (1)
Orville A Todd Middle School (2)
Unionvale Middle School (1)
Van Wyck Junior High School (2)
Wappingers Junior High (3)

2019 Purple Comet

The Purple Comet is a team-based contest in which teams of up to 6 students work together to solve 20 problems in 1 hour. The contest takes place in April, and has a middle school and high school level contest.

This year the Bard Math Circle hosted 3 teams:

Team Math Circle (Middle School Mixed) with 4 students

Manitou School (Middle School Small) with 3 students

Van Wyck Junior High School (Middle School Large) with 4 students

GAIM 2019 Results

GAIM (Girls’ Adventures in Mathematics) took place at Bard College on April 27, 2019.

This is a team-based math contest for elementary and middle school girls, followed by math games and puzzles.

Competition Results (out of 260 points)

Middle Division

Innovator Level (Scores 107-139)
BRD15001M – Algonquin Middle School

Maverick Level (Scores 60-106, listed alphabetically by school name)
BRD15002M – Algonquin Middle School
BRD15011M – Edgemont Schools
BRD15010M – J. Watson Bailey Middle School
BRD15009M – J. Watson Bailey Middle School

Elementary Division

Innovator Level (Scores 86-118)
BRD15008E – J. Watson Bailey Middle School

Maverick Level (Scores 50-85)
BRD15005E – J. Watson Bailey Middle School

CAMP 2019

We are excited to offer our 6th summer of the Bard Math Circle Creative and Analytical Math Program (CAMP), a one-week non-residential academic math program for students moving up to grades 6–9 in the fall (currently in grades 5–8).

The program runs August 26–30, 2019 (9:00am–3:30pm each day) on the Bard College campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Math, computer science, and art classes along with various activities are led by experienced and inspiring instructors, assisted by Bard College math majors.

Please complete this form to start your application. We’ll be in touch with next steps.

Applications received by April 30, 2019 will receive full consideration.


September, 2019 CAMP is over until next time!

August 20, 2019 We have one or two openings left for CAMP, and the application form REGISTER button is working again. (If you are having trouble, please email us at bardmathcircle@gmail.com.)

August 19, 2019 The application form REGISTER button does not seem to work. If you are having trouble, please email us at bardmathcircle@gmail.com.

August 12, 2019 A few spots have opened in CAMP. If you are interested, please complete the waitlist application below.

May 10, 2019 CAMP is now in waitlist mode

May 3, 2019: CAMP is continuing to accept applications. We anticipate moving into waitlist mode soon. 


2019 AMC 10/12B Results

Here are the overall results for students who took the 2019 AMC 10B and AMC 12B contests at Bard College:

School AMC 12B Statistics

  • Average score for entire school is: 67.3
  • Average score for grade 11 is: 67.3 (7 Students)
  • AMC 12B School Team Score is: 234.00 (Team is defined as the 3 highest scores.)

Top AMC 12B scores at Bard

  • Anonymous, 84.0 points (11th grade, age 16)
  • Anonymous, 81.0 points (11th grade, age 15)
  • Anonymous, 69.0 points (11th grade, age 16)

School AMC 10B Statistics

  • Average score for entire school is: 60.7
  • Average score for grade 10 is: 61.5 (10 Students)
  • Average score for grade 9 is: 60.6 (5 Students)
  • Average score for grade 8 is: 36.0 (1 Students)
  • Average score for grade 7 is: 69.0 (2 Students)
  • AMC 10B School Team Score is: 277.50 (Team is defined as the 3 highest scores.)

Top AMC 10B Scores at Bard

  • Emily Ma, 93.0 points (10th grade, age 15, Spackenkill High School)
  • Sanjay Natesan, 93.0 points (10th grade, age 15, John Jay Senior High School)
  • Aegus Kim, 91.5 points (7th grade, age 13, Eastchester Middle School), Certificate of Achievement

Solutions to the 2019 AMC 10 and 12 contests are available on the Art of Problem Solving webpage:

 

 

 

2018 AMC 8

Brief report of the 2018 AMC 8 at Bard College

The AMC 8 ran on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Students were treated to a wonderful math talk on Farey Fractions and Ford Circles, presented by Bard College mathematician Japheth Wood.

School Results
(And just for fun, we are listing schools with at least 3 participants, ranked by the sum of their top 3 scores)
42 points: Bard’s Team Score (sum of top 3 scores at Bard):
33 points: J. Watson Bailey Middle School, Kingston (3 participants)
22 points: Linden Ave Middle School, Red Hook (4 participants)

Total number of participating students: 24
Average score for entire school is: 9.3
Average score for grade 8 is: 9.8
Average score for grade 7 is: 10.5
Average score for grade 6 is: 9.0
Average score for grade 5 is: 8.0
Average score for grade 4 is: 7.0

  • – – –

Top scores at Bard:

Anonymous, 14 points (5th grader, age 9)
Charlotte Wang, 14 points (6th grader, age 11, Gayhead Elementary School)
Mason Eyler, 14 points (7th grader, age 12, New Paltz Middle School)
Grace Sun, 14 points (8th grader, age 13, Van Antwerp Middle School)
Anonymous, 12 points (7th grader, age 12)
Peter Dong, 12 points (7th grader, age 12, J. Watson Bailey Middle School)
Anonymous, 12 points (7th grader, age 13)
Anonymous, 11 points (7th grader, age 12)
Jackson Blazek, 11 points (8th grader, age 13, J. Watson Bailey Middle School)

Schools represented:

Craig Elementary School, Schenectady (2)
Fox Lane Middle School, Bedford (1)
Gayhead Elementary School, Hopewell Junction, (2)
High Meadow School, Stone Ridge (1)
Homeschool (2)
J. Watson Bailey Middle School, Kingston (3)
LaGrange Middle School, Lagrangeville (2)
Linden Ave Middle School, Red Hook (4)
Manitou School, Cold Spring (1)
Miller Middle School, Kingston (1)
Myers Corners Elementary School, Wappingers Falls (1)
New Paltz Middle School, New Paltz (1)
Titusville Intermediate School, Poughkeepsie (1)
Van Antwerp Middle School, Niskayuna (2)