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

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

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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)

Purple Comet at Bard on Friday, April 13

The Purple Comet is a team-based middle school math contest (with a high school and a friendly option for parents and math teachers also available).

We offered the Purple Comet contest at Bard College on Friday, April 13th, 2018.

Results:

Team: Van Wyck Team ( Middle School)
Team ID: T252478
Contest Level: Middle School
Contest Level: Contest Category: MS Small
Number of Correct Answers: 12

Rank: Overall 42 out of 498, United States 17 out of 214 NY, 3 out of 12

Team members:
Damien Foster
Di Chen
Jes Mukkatt
Nathan Leobandung
Robert Zhu
Simal Patel

Team: Team Alpha ( Middle School)
Spring 2018 Meet Results
Team ID: T217690
Contest Level: Middle School
Contest Level: Contest Category: MS Mixed

Number of Correct Answers: 9

Rank: Overall 106 out of 498, United States 51 out of 214 NY, 4 out of 12

Team members:
Alexi Safford (alternate)
Anish Anne
Anna Khakhalina
Brandon Cheung
Brandon Wang
Kevin Lee
Patrick Wu

CAMP Staff 2016

                     
We are excited to announce our enthusiastic and talented staff of math educators for Summer 2016!

Senior Staff 


Frances Stern

Frances teaches math to teachers and students in New York City, working with struggling students and those eager for more and deeper math.  She has a master’s degree in mathematics and has written two books for parents and teachers, both titled Adding Math, Subtracting Tension, for grades pre-k to 2 and grades 3-5.  Drawing, painting, hiking, folk dancing, reading and, most recently, learning to juggle are favorite non-math activities.

 

 

Susan Tarnowicz

Susie is a visual artist who makes paintings, drawings, installations and short form writing. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Painting, and has since lived and worked in Italy, VT and NY as a dairy and vegetable farmer, participating in artist residencies, and teaching both middle school and high school art.  While teaching middle school girls she discovered the pragmatics of Mathematics in art education and designed curriculum to support learning in both subjects.   Last summer Susie was awarded two artist residencies through the Byrdcliffe Colony in Woodstock NY and the The Dune Shacks in Cape Cod MA through Peaked Hill Land Trust for whom she feels extremely grateful.  Most recently Susie moved across the river to Germantown NY pursuing her career in Art Education, and is thrilled to be teaching Mathematical Art at the Bard Math CAMP.






Yulia Genkina
Yulia Genkina is a Computer Science and Math teacher at Stuyvesant High School in New York City. She volunteered with Math-M-Addicts for a year and is now working for a NYC non-profit called CSTUY (Computer Science and Technology for Urban Youth). Aside from teaching and programming she enjoys singing and playing music, volunteering for the circus, hiking and kickboxing.

Junior Staff


Meagan Kenney

Meagan is going to be a sophomore at Bard College this fall. She is a prospective double major in Mathematics and Theater. In the past Meagan has enjoyed tutoring her peers in math as well as tutoring elementary and middle school students. She loves to help people see the beauty in math that can be found by simply looking a little bit closer at any problem or formula. Aside from math and theater Meagan loves to make music, play frisbee, read, and go on adventures.

 


Victoria Chayes

Victoria is a rising senior at Bard College, joint-majoring in both physics and math. She has been interested in math ever since she was a young child, as her father, a professor at UCLA, taught her algebra right alongside when she was learning how to read. Victoria has been a tutor for the Bard Math Department for the past two years, as well as a counselor at a local theater summer camp.







Alexis Zheng
Sophomore, prospective math major. 


Jessica Liu
Student Program Coordinator


HS Volunteers

Michael Liu – Kingston High School

Alex Warren – The Bronx High School of Science




Administration



Program Director: Japheth Wood, PhD 

Japheth is a math professor at Bard College, whose involvement in the math circle movement has included directing the New York Math Circle, helping lead the Math Association of America‘s SIGMAA on Circles, as well as co-founding and co-directing the Bard Math Circle. Japheth envisions math circles as an effective way for mathematicians around the world to make a greater impact on math education at all levels, as well as opportunity to refresh and innovate their own teaching. He has also worked extensively with pre-service math teachers through Bard’s Master of Arts in Teaching program, supervised math research project in the Bard Prison Initiative, and is now working with the Bard undergraduate college. 




Lauren Rose 

Lauren Rose has been a mathematics professor at Bard College since 1997.  She received her PhD in Mathematics from Cornell University and has taught mathematics at Cornell University, Rutgers University, Ohio State University, and Wellesley College, in addition to Bard College.  She is the co-founder of the Bard Math Circle and the Mid-Hudson Math Teachers Circle, which provide enrichment programs for middle school students and teachers in the Hudson Valley.  She is also Director of the Math Major in the Bard Prison Initiative.  Her current research interests include the Mathematics of Puzzles and Games, Voting Theory, and Integer Splines.

 

CAMP Staff 2015

2015 Staff:                    

Our enthusiastic and talented staff of math educators from Summer 2015!

Senior Staff 


Erin Toliver

After earning degrees in mathematics from Bard and Dartmouth Colleges, Erin became a math teacher at Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn, NY. Now living in Toronto, she funnels her mathematical creativity into knitting, sewing, and crocheting projects.  She enjoys cooking, baking, running, and playing board games, but mostly finds herself chasing after her daughter who recently turned five-halves.












Frances Stern

Frances teaches math to teachers and students in New York City, working with struggling students and those eager for more and deeper math.  She has a master’s degree in mathematics and has written two books for parents and teachers, both titled Adding Math, Subtracting Tension, for grades pre-k to 2 and grades 3-5.  Drawing, painting, hiking and most recently folk dancing are favorite non-math activities.

 

Susan Tarnowicz

Susie is a visual artist who makes paintings, drawings, installations and short form writing. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Painting, and has since lived and worked in Italy, VT and NY as a dairy and vegetable farmer, participating in artist residencies, and teaching both middle school and high school art.  While teaching middle school girls she discovered the pragmatics of Mathematics in art education and designed curriculum to support learning in both subjects.   This summer Susie was awarded two artist residencies through the Byrdcliffe Colony in Woodstock NY and the The Dune Shacks in Cape Cod MA through Peaked Hill Land Trust for whom she feels extremely grateful.  Most recently Susie moved across the river to Germantown NY pursuing her career in Art Education, and is thrilled to be teaching Mathematical Art at the Bard Math CAMP.

 

Maureen Black

Maureen retired after teaching in Computer Science in high school for 33 years, and is now an adjunct professor at Marist College in Computer Science and Mathematics.  When not in the classroom, Maureen hosts open mics and performs with her husband in the folk duo Never Too Late.  Outside of math and computer science, her passion is for live music, most especially singer-songwriters performing their own original songs.












Junior Staff

Najee Mcfarland-Drye

Najee is a rising senior Math Major at Bard. He enjoys tutoring and volunteering for Bard Math events. His hobbies outside of math include bike maintenance, cycling, bicycle touring, and interacting with the amazing wildlife native to the Hudson Valley.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Zechen Zhang 

Zechen is a rising sophomore who intends to major in physic and math with a concentration in philosophy. He has participated in various math competitions throughout his education and during these was introduced to the joy of a challenging problem. When he isn’t holding paper and pen you can find him playing basketball, watching youtube videos and traveling anywhere in the world.


Jessica Liu

Jessica plans to moderate in math at Bard this upcoming year. She volunteered with the Bard Math Circle throughout the last school year and is very excited to engage with and inspire the students this summer. Outside of her mathematical interests she spends her time working on the Bard EMS squad and reading.

Andres Mejia 

Andres is a rising Sophomore at Bard College and is a native New Yorker from Queens.  He’s been independently studying advanced math through online course work since he was the age of the students coming to C.A.M.P.  Right now he’s excited about taking Real Analysis in the fall. In his free time he can be found playing guitar or listening to music.  













Administration



Program Director: Japheth Wood, PhD 

Japheth is a math professor at Bard College, whose involvement in the math circle movement has included directing the New York Math Circle, helping lead the Math Association of America‘s SIGMAA on Circles, as well as co-founding and co-directing the Bard Math Circle. Japheth envisions math circles as an effective way for mathematicians around the world to make a greater impact on math education at all levels, as well as opportunity to refresh and innovate their own teaching. He has also worked extensively with pre-service math teachers through Bard’s Master of Arts in Teaching program, supervised math research project in the Bard Prison Initiative, and is now working with the Bard undergraduate college. 




Program Director: Lauren Rose 

Lauren Rose has been a mathematics professor at Bard College since 1997.  She received her PhD in Mathematics from Cornell University and has taught mathematics at Cornell University, Rutgers University, Ohio State University, and Wellesley College, in addition to Bard College.  She is the co-founder of the Bard Math Circle and the Mid-Hudson Math Teachers Circle, which provide enrichment programs for middle school students and teachers in the Hudson Valley.  She is also Director of the Math Major in the Bard Prison Initiative.  Her current research interests include the Mathematics of Puzzles and Games, Voting Theory, and Integer Splines.

Program Coordinator: Eliana Miller

Eliana Miller is a senior at Bard College who has worked as the student coordinator of the Math Circle for the past two years. She is passionate about mathematical education outreach and is enthusiastic about the second season of C.A.M.P. this summer. Her academic interests are in logic and philosophy of math. She is currently working on her senior project on the combinatorics of KenKen Puzzles.

 

2014 Staff

Instructors:  
Here’s our talented staff of educators from Summer 2014!

Senior Instructors:


Erin Toliver
After earning degrees in mathematics from Bard and Dartmouth Colleges, Erin became a math teacher at Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn, NY. Now living in Toronto, she funnels her mathematical creativity into knitting, sewing, and crocheting projects.  She enjoys cooking, baking, and playing board games, but mostly finds herself chasing after her daughter who recently turned three-halves.






















Yulia Genkina
Yulia earned a Masters of Teaching Mathematics from Bard College and continued on to join the Computer Science team at Stuyvesant High School in New York, NY. Eager to combine her interests in math and computer science, she also joined the Math-M-Addicts Saturday program that helps to enrich students who have an interest in math beyond what is offered as part of school curricula and competitive math teams. Yulia also enjoys simple things in life, such as juggling, camping and dancing.

 Frances Stern 
Frances teaches math to teachers and students in New York City, working with struggling students and those eager for more and deeper math.  She has a master’s degree in mathematics and has written two books for parents and teachers, both titled Adding Math, Subtracting Tension, for grades pre-k to 2 and grades 3-5. Drawing, painting and hiking are her favorite non-math activities.

Junior Instructors: 

 

Justin Shin
Justin is a Sophomore at Bard studying Mathematics and Computer Science. He has a particular interest in Game Theory and Probability, and loves to play board and card games because of their rich mathematical undertones. In his spare time Justin likes to indulge in modular origami, non-fiction creative writing, and strategy games.
Siira Rieschl
Siira is from a small island outside of Seattle, where every summer she helps run the math and art projects at a camp for elementary aged kids. She’s a psychology major and this autumn she’ll be starting her senior year at Bard College. She’s excited to work at Bard Math Circle Summer Camp with middle schoolers because that was the age when she realized how ridiculously cool math really is. 

 

Mo King
Mo is a computer science major, and after he graduates he  plans to work in robotics research. He took all the math courses he needed to in his first semester at Bard, now he just takes them for fun! The first time he tried teaching he was traveling in Ghana at the age of 17, and since then he’s never stopped. When he’s not hunched over a terminal or a whiteboard, he enjoys swimming, bicycling, and playing guitar.

 

Noah Winslow
Noah is a senior mathematics major with a strong interest in teaching math and making it approachable to anyone. This past semester he studied in Budapest, Hungary, taking math and Hungarian language classes. Of math related things, he particularly love card games of all sorts. Aside from academics he is a fencer and he tries to practice yoga often. Lastly he loves going camping and by you time you meet him he’ll have been camping in Canada for almost three weeks this summer.

Administration:

Project Director:  
 
Japheth Wood, PhD

Japheth is a math professor at Bard College who has worked extensively with pre-service math teachers through Bard’s Master of Arts in Teaching program. He co-founded the Bard Math Circle, is executive director of the New York Math Circle, and also secretary-treasurer for the SIGMAA on Circles. Japheth envisions math circles as an effective way for mathematicians around the world to make a greater impact on math education at all levels, as well as opportunity to refresh and innovate their own teaching.

Project Coordinator:

Eliana Miller

Eliana is a rising Senior math major and a student co-head of the Bard Math Circle. She is excited about mathematical education enrichment and implementing the Bard Math Circle’s pilot CAMP program. Her academic interests are in logic and philosophy of math.

Project Assistant: Joy Sebesta

Advisory Board:  
 
Beth Goldberg

Deborah Mosher

Jake Weissman

Lauren Rose

Satyavolu S Papa Rao

Sheila Shaffer

Puja Shankar