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Mathematics Department

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                  Bryan Middle School

             Mathematics Department!

Pi Day 2018

Happy Pi Day!  Every year on March 14, people all around the world celebrate Pi Day.  What is pi?  Pi is an irrational number, which means it has no pattern, no end, and never repeats.  Pi is a mathematical constant that students use in formulas, such as area and circumference of circles.  Many math classes incorporated pi into various activities on Wednesday, March 14.

 

This year marked the 11th Annual Pi Reciting Competition.  Students worked very hard memorizing digits of pi.  The top reciters at each grade level are:

 

In 6th grade:  Maddie D, Jack B, and in first place, Anthony F

In 7th grade:  Diana G, Clare M, and in first place, Soren M

and in 8th grade:  Charlie S and in first place, Ryan S!

 

In addition, students had the opportunity to participate in our Pi Poster Competition.  Many students showed their creativity and originality by making posters.  Thank you to everyone that participated this year!  The following students at each grade level won our poster competition:

 

In 6th grade:  Luke D, Olivia M, and in first place, Katie L

In 7th grade:  Alyssa P, Walter P, and in first place, Madison T

and in 8th grade:  Kacper J, Paige D, and in first place, Monica W

 

Again, we would like to congratulate all of our students for their outstanding effort and participation in this year's Pi Day activities!

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Illinois Math League Contest

On Tuesday, February 23, Bryan Middle School participated in the annual Illinois Math League (IML) Contest.  The Math League sponsors math contests from fourth grade through high school.  Each year, over one million students from the United States, Canada, China, and Europe participate.  The goal of these contests is “to encourage student interest and confidence in mathematics through solving worthwhile problems” (The Math League).  Each contest's questions cover material appropriate to each grade level, such as fractions, reciprocals, rates, angle measurement, perimeter, area, and sequences.  This year, students were given 30 minutes to solve 35 multiple-choice questions. 

Below is an example of a question a 7th grade student may have been asked:

“The ones’ digit of the largest nine-digit perfect square is ____”

Thank you to all students who participated in this year’s contest.  Below is a list of the top 5-7 students (depending on if there was a tie) per grade level.  Congratulations!

in 6th grade, Nora S, Avianash S, Lanz G, Nico F, Steven P, and in first place, Nick C

in 7th grade:  Max T, Finley E, Soren M, Joe D, Matt V, and in first place with a score of 32, Luke L

and in 8th grade:  Charlie S, Tieran C, Sam W, Andrew B, Ryan S, Magnus M, Jericho C, and in first place, with a score of 31, Ryder M

The scores of these students will be sent to the state to compete for the highest individual score and the highest team score (the total of the top 5 scores per school).  Best of luck, Bryan!

For more information, please visit http://www.themathleague.com/.

IC Competition 2017

Congratulations to the BMS Math Team!  They competed at the Immaculate Conception contest on Saturday, November 18 and brought home the 1st place trophy!

  • 7th grade:  Joe D scored in the top 20% of 7th graders, Nick D in the top 10%, and Alex S in the top 5% 
  • 8th grade:  Sam W, Nathan Y, and Matthew B scored in the top 20% of 8th graders, Maddie F in the top 10%, and Andrew B and Jericho C in the top 5%.
  • Andrew placed 2nd out of all 8th graders, and Jericho, with a perfect score, came in 1st place 
  • The top 3 8th grade student scores determines each school's overall score.  Bryan won 1st place overall.

fenwick math contest 2017

On Saturday, November 11, Bryan's Math Team competed in the Annual Fenwick Math Contest in Oak Park.  Nine students competed in this year's contest.  Congratulations to the following students:

  • Bryan's 6-person team placed 2nd overall in our division.  Students on the 6-person team were Andrew B, Jericho C, Ryder M, Magnus M, Joe D, and Luke L
  • Jericho C and Andrew B placed 3rd overall in the two-person competition
  • Jericho C had the 7th highest score overall 
  • Andrew B had the 4th highest score overall
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what is common core?

In 2010, Illinois adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).  In total, 48 states and territories have adopted the CCSS.  The mission of the CCSS is to "provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them" (www.corestandards.org).

For more information, please visit the Common Core website by clicking here.

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Math teachers

Bolur, Heather
7th gr Math Teacher hbolur@elmhurst205.org
Bowles, Michele
6th gr Math Teacher mbowles@elmhurst205.org
Bradbury, Laurel
8th gr Science/Math lbradbury@elmhurst205.org
Calvo, Linda
6th gr Math lcalvo@elmhurst205.org
Davis, Chelsea
8th gr Math/Science Teacher cdavis@elmhurst205.org
Grimmett, Colleen
6th gr Math Teacher cgrimmett@elmhurst205.org
Nunes, Tara
8th gr Math/Science Teacher tnunes@elmhurst205.org
Samp, Sarah
8th gr Math Teacher ssamp@elmhurst205.org
Scaliatine, Kyrstin
7th gr Math Teacher kpearson@elmhurst205.org
Stanford, Brittney
7th grade Math bstanford@elmhurst205.org

Supply list

Below is the supply list for the 2017-2018 school year.  If you have any questions about the supply list, please contact your child's teacher in the fall.

 

2017-2018 Supply List