Math Team

The Berkshire School Math Team is off to a perfect start on the first contest in the New England Math League this year. The school submits its top 5 scores for each of the six contests. “We have a great many talented math students who have come to Berkshire in the last few years from all over the world and it’s exciting to see the team coming together like this,” said Kurt Schleunes, Head of the Math Dept. “Last year we finished tied for 9th place in all of New England and defeated Hotchkiss, Taft, Deerfield, and Boston Latin.

“This year we’ve been able to set aside an afternoon each week for the math team which includes preparation for the New England Math League contests (NEML), The American Mathematics Competitions (AMC10, AMC12) and The American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME)," said Schleunes. In addition, topics outside the normal high school curriculum are examined including Graph Theory, Chaos Theory, Fractals, and Topology.

“Our math program has really taken off and this year we have 8 students in our Multivariable Calculus course. We also have 30 students in our A.P. Calculus BC course which is probably one of the highest ratios of BC students to size of graduating class in the nation. We also have 18 students in our Advanced Math/Science Research course. The math team is composed of students in the Advanced Precalculus Accelerated, A.P. Calculus BC, and Multivariable Calculus with Differential Equations courses."

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