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June 8, 2005

Blair wins 2004-2005 Calculus League

by Pratik Bhandari, Page Editor
Blair's Calculus Team won the Continental Math League's national 2004-2005 Calculus League competition.

Top scorers for the team, coached by math teacher David Stein, were juniors John Silberholz and John Kim; sophomores Matt McCutchen, Brian Lawrence, Cyril Lan, Mark Harding, Ben Strauss and Jordan Turner; freshmen Holman Gao, Benjamin Lee and Timothy Peng and Takoma Park Middle School eighth-grader Aki Hogge.

The Calculus League competition consists of four meets of eight questions each. The questions, involving topics that are covered in a normal AB Calculus class, must be answered in 40 minutes. Usually, there are six multiple-choice questions and two free response questions per meet.

Sample questions involve topics like solving limits, finding derivatives of functions and finding the minimum cost of fencing off a certain area based on a cost function.

Kim, one of the top scorers on the team, said, "It's nice that we won. It's a pretty big honor."

Graphic by Elena Pinsky.



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  • magnet on June 8, 2005 at 6:37 PM
    were proud of you guys!
  • Algebra 2 on June 8, 2005 at 6:44 PM
    yeah, you guys rock :P
  • Minh on June 8, 2005 at 9:48 PM
    Awesome job.
  • word on June 9, 2005 at 9:56 AM
    is aki the next brian?
  • Max Lockwood on June 9, 2005 at 1:55 PM
    Yeaaaaa magnet
  • re: word on June 9, 2005 at 2:38 PM
    yep.
  • yayyy!!!! on June 9, 2005 at 5:24 PM
    go Calc team!!! you guys are amazing!
  • ??? on June 11, 2005 at 3:38 PM
    Out of curiosity, what's up with the funny calc blazer? You know, the one chillin' with the integrals and it seems like areas under curves and oh, god, that's a nasty integral!
  • :-) on November 29, 2007 at 2:06 PM
    Good Job Holman!!!!
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