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1 Mu Alpha Theta October 1 st 2009

2 Agenda Members Members Officers Officers Homecoming Parade Homecoming Parade Math Question of the Week Math Question of the Week Peer Tutoring Peer Tutoring Math Competition Math Competition Mu Alpha Theta Club Events Mu Alpha Theta Club Events Fundraising Fundraising Scholarship Search Scholarship Search Open Forum Open Forum

3 Members All Applications and Dues ($10.00) are due to Mrs. Hall in room F101 or Ms. Vinson in room 606 by Monday, October 5 th All Applications and Dues ($10.00) are due to Mrs. Hall in room F101 or Ms. Vinson in room 606 by Monday, October 5 th We cannot start operating until our list is turned into the National Mu Alpha Theta office We cannot start operating until our list is turned into the National Mu Alpha Theta office Induction Ceremony on Thursday, October 15 th at 3:30-4:00pm Induction Ceremony on Thursday, October 15 th at 3:30-4:00pm

4 Officers We will elect officers at our next meeting on Thursday, October 8 th 2009 (only those who have paid by the 5 th may run) We will elect officers at our next meeting on Thursday, October 8 th 2009 (only those who have paid by the 5 th may run) We need a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Website Manager We need a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Website Manager Prepare a 5 minute speech for Thursday. Prepare a 5 minute speech for Thursday. There will be an officers meeting on Tuesday, October 13 th to discuss the club constitution There will be an officers meeting on Tuesday, October 13 th to discuss the club constitution

5 Homecoming Parade If you will participate forms need to be returned to Mrs. Hall or Ms. Vinson by Monday, October 12 th If you will participate forms need to be returned to Mrs. Hall or Ms. Vinson by Monday, October 12 th The Parade in on Friday, October 23 rd The Parade in on Friday, October 23 rd Number of Students Participating? Number of Students Participating? Walking or driving in the parade? Walking or driving in the parade? Float or carrying signs? Float or carrying signs? PRIZES—awarded to organization: PRIZES—awarded to organization: Best FloatBest Float Best Parade Entry—Best Display of Cardinal PrideBest Parade Entry—Best Display of Cardinal Pride

6 Math Question of the Week We need the club finalized before we can do any activities We need the club finalized before we can do any activities Our first Math Question of the Week will begin on Monday, October 26 th Our first Math Question of the Week will begin on Monday, October 26 th We need a volunteer to design a Flyer We need a volunteer to design a Flyer Location- Turn in forms to room F101 and 606 Location- Turn in forms to room F101 and 606 Time of Activity- Before/After School or During Lunch? Time of Activity- Before/After School or During Lunch? Deadline for submission Date/Time? Deadline for submission Date/Time?

7 Math Question of the Week We will vary the difficulty We will vary the difficulty Math 1Math 1 Math 2Math 2 Algebra 2Algebra 2 GeometryGeometry Trig/AnalysisTrig/Analysis CalculusCalculus $1.00 for entry $1.00 for entry Prize= McDonalds Gift Card $5.00 Prize= McDonalds Gift Card $5.00

8 Math Question of the Week Osborne is having a homecoming parade and all the clubs need to fit on the field. There is one problem though. Mu Alpha Theta and the Key Club have to divide up a rectangular area whose width is 5x x + 10 and whose length is x 3 + 2x 2 + 4x +20 into two equal parts. What is the area Mu Alpha Theta would get if x=3?

9 Peer Tutoring Peer Tutoring Training will start Thursday, November 5 th 2009 Peer Tutoring Training will start Thursday, November 5 th 2009 Peer Tutoring will start in January 2009 Peer Tutoring will start in January 2009 We will only tutor Math 1 studentsWe will only tutor Math 1 students

10 Math Competitions The Mu Alpha Log 1 Contest will be a pen and paper format and will again be run by the Mount Rainier High School Math Team, MRHS. Information about the contest is at their website: Teachers will go here to register their school for the competition after October 1, The Mu Alpha Log 1 Contest will be a pen and paper format and will again be run by the Mount Rainier High School Math Team, MRHS. Information about the contest is at their website: Teachers will go here to register their school for the competition after October 1, 2009.http://log1.wamath.net The contest will consist of three testing rounds. The first round will include two Topic Tests. Students may either take the Logs/Exponents Test or the Probability Test. The contest will consist of three testing rounds. The first round will include two Topic Tests. Students may either take the Logs/Exponents Test or the Probability Test.

11 Math Competition Round 1 material will be available for download on December 1, The test is to be downloaded, administered and test scores uploaded by December 17, Round 1 material will be available for download on December 1, The test is to be downloaded, administered and test scores uploaded by December 17, Round 2 material will be available for download on January 16, The test is to be downloaded, administered and test scores uploaded by February 7, Round 2 material will be available for download on January 16, The test is to be downloaded, administered and test scores uploaded by February 7, Round 3 material will be available for download on March 1, The test is to be downloaded, administered and test scores uploaded by March 17, Round 3 material will be available for download on March 1, The test is to be downloaded, administered and test scores uploaded by March 17, 2010.

12 Math Competition Again this year, Mu Alpha Theta will offer a Convention Grant to the top school in each region! A Convention Grant provides up to $3000 for three free registrations to the National Convention in Washington, DC in July, with the remaining funds available for another registration or transportation reimbursement. The National Office will also provide some TI 89, TI Nspire Calculators, and copies of the Computer Algebra System, Mathematica, as prizes to be given at random to participants that take all three tests. Again this year, Mu Alpha Theta will offer a Convention Grant to the top school in each region! A Convention Grant provides up to $3000 for three free registrations to the National Convention in Washington, DC in July, with the remaining funds available for another registration or transportation reimbursement. The National Office will also provide some TI 89, TI Nspire Calculators, and copies of the Computer Algebra System, Mathematica, as prizes to be given at random to participants that take all three tests. MRHS shall post Round 1 and Round 2 interim results after each round to their website and should have final award recipient information to Mu Alpha Theta by April 15, MRHS shall post Round 1 and Round 2 interim results after each round to their website and should have final award recipient information to Mu Alpha Theta by April 15, 2009.

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14 Mu Alpha Theta Events College Visit to Kennesaw State University TBA STEM Program TBA The 40th Mu Alpha Theta National Convention will be held July , 2010 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel near Washington, D.C.

15 Fundraising We need funds for the following activities We need funds for the following activities Peer Tutoring Program SuppliesPeer Tutoring Program Supplies Club ShirtsClub Shirts College VisitsCollege Visits National ConferenceNational Conference

16 Scholarship Search

17 Kalin Award Each Chapter is allowed to nominate one Mu Alpha Theta member for the Kalin Award per year. The Sponsor of the Chapter will determine how the Chapter's nominee is selected. The Application Form* consists of three parts. Each Chapter is allowed to nominate one Mu Alpha Theta member for the Kalin Award per year. The Sponsor of the Chapter will determine how the Chapter's nominee is selected. The Application Form* consists of three parts. Application Form Application Form Personal information provided by the nominee, including high school achievements, service to Mu Alpha Theta, and an essay. Do not send more information than is requested.Personal information provided by the nominee, including high school achievements, service to Mu Alpha Theta, and an essay. Do not send more information than is requested. Two recommendation letters, one from the nominee's Mu Alpha Theta Chapter Sponsor, the other by an individual of the nominee's choice (no relatives, please). Do not send more than two recommendation letters.Two recommendation letters, one from the nominee's Mu Alpha Theta Chapter Sponsor, the other by an individual of the nominee's choice (no relatives, please). Do not send more than two recommendation letters. Academic record completed by the nominee's principal, counselor, or other school officer.Academic record completed by the nominee's principal, counselor, or other school officer. All three parts of the application must be postmarked by June 15 All three parts of the application must be postmarked by June 15

18 Andree Award Each Chapter may submit one high school senior and one college undergraduate nomination per year. The nominee need not attend the National Convention to be considered. The Sponsor of the Chapter will determine how the Chapter's nominees are selected. The Application Form* consists of three parts. Each Chapter may submit one high school senior and one college undergraduate nomination per year. The nominee need not attend the National Convention to be considered. The Sponsor of the Chapter will determine how the Chapter's nominees are selected. The Application Form* consists of three parts.Application FormApplication Form Personal information provided by the nominee, including high school/college activities and an essay titled 'Why I Want to be a Mathematics Teacher'Personal information provided by the nominee, including high school/college activities and an essay titled 'Why I Want to be a Mathematics Teacher' Exactly three recommendation letters, one from the nominee's Mu Alpha Theta Chapter Sponsor, the others by individuals of the nominee's choice (no relatives, please). These must verify the nominee's interest in teaching mathematics. Do not submit more than three recommendation letters.Exactly three recommendation letters, one from the nominee's Mu Alpha Theta Chapter Sponsor, the others by individuals of the nominee's choice (no relatives, please). These must verify the nominee's interest in teaching mathematics. Do not submit more than three recommendation letters. Academic records completed by the nominee's principal, counselor, or other school officer. If the nominee is a current college student, a transcript of collegiate grades should be submitted in addition to high school records.Academic records completed by the nominee's principal, counselor, or other school officer. If the nominee is a current college student, a transcript of collegiate grades should be submitted in addition to high school records. All application materials must be postmarked no later than March 1 All application materials must be postmarked no later than March 1

19 Rubin Award This is a CHAPTER Award This is a CHAPTER Award To be eligible, the chapter should print and submit the application Form and should submit a maximum three page description of the mathematics service project, single sided, double spaced. The three pages may include pictures, news articles or other printed visual information. Also include two supporting letters from someone on the receiving end of the project. To be eligible, the chapter should print and submit the application Form and should submit a maximum three page description of the mathematics service project, single sided, double spaced. The three pages may include pictures, news articles or other printed visual information. Also include two supporting letters from someone on the receiving end of the project. The Form and supporting information should be submitted to the National Office, postmarked no later than March 1 The Form and supporting information should be submitted to the National Office, postmarked no later than March 1Form

20 2009 Winner of Rubin Award Congratulations to Columbus High School in Columbus, GA, recipients of the 2009 Diane Rubin Award. Congratulations to Columbus High School in Columbus, GA, recipients of the 2009 Diane Rubin Award. Their Mu Alpha Theta chapter has run an elementary student math (K-5) competition for 9 years and a middle school student (6-8) math competition for the last 6 years. Chapter members write an individual test, a team ciphering test and design a t-shirt for participants. Every student that comes gets a certificate of participation and a t-shirt. Trophies are awarded to the top three overall scorers on the individual test and to the top three teams. Their Mu Alpha Theta chapter has run an elementary student math (K-5) competition for 9 years and a middle school student (6-8) math competition for the last 6 years. Chapter members write an individual test, a team ciphering test and design a t-shirt for participants. Every student that comes gets a certificate of participation and a t-shirt. Trophies are awarded to the top three overall scorers on the individual test and to the top three teams. The Diane Rubin Award was established in 2004 by the Governing Council of Mu Alpha Theta to be presented annually. The award was named in honor of Diane Rubin who worked tirelessly at the National Office of Mu Alpha Theta for twenty years, before her retirement in December, The Diane Rubin Award was established in 2004 by the Governing Council of Mu Alpha Theta to be presented annually. The award was named in honor of Diane Rubin who worked tirelessly at the National Office of Mu Alpha Theta for twenty years, before her retirement in December, The award will be presented to the Mu Alpha Theta chapter which has a history of outstanding mathematics service to its community for at least two years. This service must promote interest in mathematics and benefit a group other than its own chapter or its students. A prize of $500 and a distinguished plaque will be given. The award will be presented at the National Convention, but a representative of the chapter need not be present to win. However, to encourage the chapter to attend, two free registrations and up to $500 towards travel expenses to the convention will be provided. The award will be presented to the Mu Alpha Theta chapter which has a history of outstanding mathematics service to its community for at least two years. This service must promote interest in mathematics and benefit a group other than its own chapter or its students. A prize of $500 and a distinguished plaque will be given. The award will be presented at the National Convention, but a representative of the chapter need not be present to win. However, to encourage the chapter to attend, two free registrations and up to $500 towards travel expenses to the convention will be provided.

21 Scholarship Search The Mu Alpha Theta Scholarship is a scholarship for outstanding graduating High School seniors or graduating Two-Year College students who are members, in good standing, of an active Mu Alpha Theta Chapter and will be pursuing a math-related career. The recipient of this award should have provided exemplary leadership and service to their Mu Alpha Theta chapter or other mathematics students in some way and by doing so advanced the mission of Mu Alpha Theta. Up to twelve $4000 scholarships will be available each year. The Mu Alpha Theta Scholarship Due Date is March 1 st

22 Scholarship Search Math Minds research project due date March 15, Texas Instruments, is offering scholarship opportunities at this site. Texas Instruments, Enter to win $8,400 scholarship for college seniors who excel in science and mathematics. Submit an essay and get a chance to win $1000 shopping spree Design a slide case cover and get chance to win $1000 shopping spree and Test prep applications for the TI-84 Plus

23 Scholarship Search QuestBridge assists outstanding low-income students with the college admissions process. They help students to gain admission by partnering with 17 of the nation’s leading colleges and universities, including Princeton, Amherst, Rice, Stanford, Williams and Yale. QuestBridge

24 Scholarship Search The Casualty Actuarial Society/Society of Actuaries scholarship program is available to the following groups that are under- represented in the actuarial profession: African American, Hispanic, and Native North American. An applicant must be either a U.S. citizen or have a permanent resident visa. The Casualty Actuarial Society/Society of Actuaries

25 Scholarship Search Siemens Westinghouse Science and Technology Award - Through the premier science and technology competition in the country, the Siemens Foundation offers scholarships of up to $100,000 for excellent performace in developing science research projects. Siemens Westinghouse Science and Technology Award To view other Mathematical Scholarships, see this site. To view other Mathematical Scholarships, see this site. s/AoPS_R_MathScholarships.phphttp://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Resource s/AoPS_R_MathScholarships.php

26 Mu Alpha Theta Mathematical Presentation Contest Students will select a topic that is an extension of course work or a topic of interest to a high school student. He/she will investigate the topic mathematically and using a method of choice will present it to Mu Alpha Theta electronically no later than midnight CST, February 1, Students will select a topic that is an extension of course work or a topic of interest to a high school student. He/she will investigate the topic mathematically and using a method of choice will present it to Mu Alpha Theta electronically no later than midnight CST, February 1, 2010.

27 Summer Grant Information Mu Alpha Theta is offering Summer Math Program/Research Grants to Full members. Grants may be requested for up to $2000 per student. High school members may request grants through the summer after high school graduation. Two-Year college students may request money through the summer after they graduation from their member college. Coursework taken using grant money may not be used for courses that are typically available at the high school or the student's home college, such as Calculus I, Calculus II or Statistics. Grant money may be used to pay tuition or fees for a summer math program at, or sponsored by, an accredited school or university. Money will also be granted to reimburse expenses for doing research in mathematics or applied mathematics. This may include, but is not limited to, housing, travel, publication fees, or supplies. Money provided for tuition and fees will be sent directly to the institution offering the program. Student's receiving reimbursed expenses will be asked to provide receipts for reimbursed items and a social security number for tax purposes. The member's service to and active participation in his/her Mu Alpha Theta club may be considered in the grant selection process. Mu Alpha Theta is offering Summer Math Program/Research Grants to Full members. Grants may be requested for up to $2000 per student. High school members may request grants through the summer after high school graduation. Two-Year college students may request money through the summer after they graduation from their member college. Coursework taken using grant money may not be used for courses that are typically available at the high school or the student's home college, such as Calculus I, Calculus II or Statistics. Grant money may be used to pay tuition or fees for a summer math program at, or sponsored by, an accredited school or university. Money will also be granted to reimburse expenses for doing research in mathematics or applied mathematics. This may include, but is not limited to, housing, travel, publication fees, or supplies. Money provided for tuition and fees will be sent directly to the institution offering the program. Student's receiving reimbursed expenses will be asked to provide receipts for reimbursed items and a social security number for tax purposes. The member's service to and active participation in his/her Mu Alpha Theta club may be considered in the grant selection process.

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