Wheatley Students Succeed at Nassau County Mathematics Fair!

In the final round of the Nassau County Mathematics Fair (on Friday), 16 Wheatley students competed at Hofstra University against students from across the county. As part of our Mathematics Research Program, students had been working on the papers for the past several months, including presentation at the qualifying round of the fair back in February.

As students were competing, members of the Wheatley mathematics department served as tournament judges: Kevin Meyers, Jon Dinowitz, Peter Crisci and Julia Cashman.

Congratulations to the following students who were invited to compete in the final round:

9th Grade:

  • Sufia Ainechi, “Golden Ratio”

10th Grade:

  • Abdullah Hassan, “Space Travel”
  • Ashley Lessen, “Magic Squares”
  • Gil Lotzky, “Game Theory”

11th Grade:

  • Ron Aldad, “Black-Scholes Option Pricing Model”
  • Krista Chen, “The Candy Sharing Problem”
  • Ari Jain, “Random Number Generator”
  • Mohammad Khanzada, “Graphically Applying Differential Calculus to Determine Internal Force and Bending Moment Diagrams”
  • Andrew Zuckerman, “Data Compression and Huffman Coding”

12th Grade:

  • Michael Braunstein, “I Bet My Math Teacher I Could Solve This Unsolved Problem”
  • David Fisher, “Synthetic Multiplication”
  • Anthony Graffigna, “Mathematics Behind Light and Sound Waves”
  • Hebah Hassan, “Mazes”
  • Arjun Kapoor, “The Search for a Symmetric Latency Optimal Interconnection”
  • Ziv Lotzky, “DeMoivre’s Theorem”
  • Seung Min Yi, “Markov Chains”

At the end of the judging, Wheatley students earned three gold medals (Gil Lotzky, Andrew Zuckerman and Ziv Lotzky), four silver medals (Sufia Ainechi, Ashley Lessen, Krista Chen and Ari Jain) and seven bronze medals (Abdullah Hassan, Ron Aldad, Mohammad Khanzada, Michael Braunstein, David Fisher, Anthony Graffigna and Seung Min Yi).

(Thanks to Peter Crisci for the photo!)

Math Fair 2015-04-24 14.02.04

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