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

 

GAIM 2018 Results

GAIM

BARD GAIM (April 22, 2018) brought teams from all over the region to Bard College, including

Francis Wyman School
Holy Trinity School
J Watson Bailey Middle School
Linden Avenue Middle School
Salisbury Central School
Oak Meadow
Seely Place
West Sand Lake School

Here are the Top Placing Teams:

Elementary Division

  1. Seely Place; Ananya Shah, Zahra (Shaadi) Sadoughi, Ellen Lin, Evelyn Gipstein, (coach Vish Shah)
  2. J Watson Bailey Middle School; Chih-Chien (Audrey) Chen, Elizabeth Kiluba, Ella Foss-Selliti, (coach Ashley Beach)
  3. J Watson Bailey Middle School; Katerina Deising, Meghan Cooper, Mariandra Blaha, Lily Zito, (coach Ashley Beach)

Middle Division

  1. Linden Avenue Middle School; Elizabeth Culp, Rose Snyder, Anna Khakhalina, (coaches Beth Goldberg and Mackenzie Dabo)
  2. Salisbury Central School; Reka Ladanyi, Beatrice Conti, Audrey Yoo, Yangki Sherpa, (coach Marta Eso)
  3. Holy Trinity School; Valerie Bubel, Sofia Giammatteo, Maureen MacKenzie, Hannah Apenteng, (coaches Nancy Malcolm and Jodi Adam)