A total of 36 students went to the interactive new MoMath Museum in New York City on May 10th.
Math came alive for some middle school students earlier this month. A total of 36 students went to the new MoMath Museum in New York City on May 10th. The interactive museum, which is geared toward students in fourth through eighth grades, opened this past December with 34 exhibits in the two floor building. The trip was organized by Shrina Patel, an eighth grade mathematics teacher at Liberty Middle School. Upon entering the museum, the students were introduced to a session on cryptography and shown how to encrypt and decrypt code using a substitution cipher. Most of the displays were interactive and allowed the students to use angles, rotations, symmetries, tessellations and other mathematical properties to gain a greater …
The MATHCOUNTS competition allowed students to compete in math-based competition on Saturday, Feb. 3.
Students from throughout the region recently had a chance to flaunt their number sense in a good-spirited competition. Among those who participated in the annual "MATHCOUNTS" contest were West Orange's three middle schools. The event was held at Liberty Middle School on Saturday, Feb. 3. Students participating in each school's afterschool math clubs were invited to take part in this yearly event. The "MATHCOUNTS" Competition is a national middle school mathematics contest that promotes mathematics achievement through a series of fun and engaging "bee" style contests. Represented at the competition were 228 “Math-letes” from 29 schools in the North Central Chapter of MATHCOUNTS. The format of the competition was as follows: