The Fibonacci and Lucas Sequences

The Fibonacci numbers were first introduced by Fibonacci in his book Liber Abaci. As he was considering the growth of an idealized rabbit population, he noticed that there was one pair of rabbits at the end of the first month, two pairs of rabbits at the end of the second month, three rabbits at the […]

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WSMA Math Bowl 2017 Recap

The Washington Student Math Association (WSMA) hosted their annual Math Bowl event on April 30th at Newport High School.   Every year, the organization plans and organizes the math competition for 5th-8th graders in the Puget Sound area. Teams of three or four register together and compete within their category (5th-6th or 7th-8th).   Math Bowl […]

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Washington State MATHCOUNTS 2017 Recap

The annual Washington State MATHCOUNTS competition was held this past weekend on Saturday, March 18 at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond. 146 winners from chapters across the state came together to compete after regional competitions earlier this month. The following was the schedule for the day: 8:30-9:00 am: Registration 9:00 – 9:30 am: Welcome, […]

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Mu Alpha Theta Recap

Mu Alpha Theta is a state-level competition hosted by the national Mu Alpha Theta organization. This year’s competition took place on March 18 at Thomas Jefferson High School. Competitors are split into three different categories, depending on the level of math they are taking in school. Mu is for students currently taking Calculus, Alpha is for Pre-Calculus, and […]

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All About MATHCOUNTS

MATHCOUNTS is a national competition series that is open to all middle school students. There are four levels of competition: School, Chapter, State, and National. School and Chapter competitions usually begin in January and the series ends with the National competition in May. Each competition consists of four different parts: Sprint Round, Target Round, Team […]

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Upcoming Knights of Pi Math Tournament

The annual Knights of Pi Math Tournament (KPMT) is coming up soon! This year it will be held on Saturday, January 7th at Newport High School. KPMT is hosted by Newport Math Club and is aimed towards 5th to 8th graders. The competition is split into two divisions, 5th-6th graders and 7th-8th graders, and it […]

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Fall Classic 2016 Recap

The annual Mu Alpha Theta Fall Classic was held at Thomas Jefferson High School this past weekend on November 12. Fall Classic is a math competition to reward excellence in mathematics skills for high school students. Students competed against their own grade level peers in individual competitions, and teams were divided in two divisions, 9th/10th […]

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Zeno Seattle MathFest 2016 Recap

Zeno is a non-profit organization in Seattle that aims to inspire kids’s passions for math. Zeno engages elementary school students from communities in need with activities that increase their confidence in math. On November 10th, Zeno held it’s annual MathFest event at the Ranier Community Center in Seattle. Most of the kids who attended the event […]

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Fall Startup Recap

Fall Startup took place on October 6th, 2016. It was held at high schools across the nation. This competition, catered mostly towards grades 9-12, focused on speed; competitors were given 30 minutes to answer as many of the 100 problems on the test as they could. Most of the problems were straightforward and basic competition-style questions, and […]

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Recap on MIC

Math is Cool (MIC) was held past Saturday, October 23rd. After attending it at Redmond High School, here is a brief recap of the event. While many local math competitions have one individual test and many team tests, MIC has three individual tests and three team tests. There are four divisions: Geometry Algebra II Pre-Calculus Calculus […]

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