Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Alex's Linear Algebra II Homework - 20/20



Song:  Lazy Calm

Group:  Cocteau Twins


On the way home today...
from picking up Alex at UNR...
Alex told me that he had received the first homework 
assignment for the semester of Linear Algebra II back...
and that he had received a 20 out of 20 points possible score for it.

Alex says he really enjoys this class...
and that his professor explains the material very well.

Again...
Alex uses LaTeX computer software and coding to complete 
all of his mathematical homework so he may properly 
notate in mathematical terms.

Alex said that this homework involved about half computation...
and the other half...mathematical proofs.

Alex first learned mathematical proofing while in the 7th grade...
and he has been practicing it at the NNV Math Club ever since.







Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Alex Teaching At The NNV Math Club


Song:  The Final Countdown

Artists:  The London Symphony Orchestra


On the day after Alex's 2017 Mathematical Talent Exhibition...
Alex took all of his leftover contest material
to the NNV Math Club's practice session.

He was asked to teach the other members using his competition problems.

There were also some visiting college math professors...
of whom had helped explain the problems...
and the solutions, to the kids of NNV Math Club.


Alex on the way up to the classrooms.





Alex had lain out all of his material from the previous day's competition...
in preparation for this day's class.


The young man in the blue shirt is a professor of math at Mountain College.
He regularly instructs at the NNV Math Club.

The other two...
I am not sure as to where they teach...
but, they were also professors of math.


The professors really liked Alex's problems.

They said that they were interesting and challenging.




Alex went around to the children and helped them understand the math...
as did the professors.




After the class...
Alex helped clean up.


Alex then packed up...
and we went home.


Very shortly...
NNV Math Club will be meeting at a different location.

And so...
they will have a new home base from which to learn math.

This place had been their home for a while.

I used to shop and eat here during the two hour sessions...
but...there will always be places to eat as I wait...
where ever they will end up in the future  :)

Alex's 2017 MTE: Fermi Round Problems And Answers


Song:  The Reason

Group:  Hoobastank





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Just a few days before Alex's Mathematical Talent Exhibition took place...
Alex received word that he is now 
a National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist
(Class of 2018).


He will now be competing to becoming a National Merit Scholarship Finalist.


Just by being a Semi-Finalist...
Alex is in the top 1% of all students in the State of Nevada
(Reading / Writing and Language / Math).

Alex was very happy to hear this.

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Now...
on to the Fermi Round.


 Alex had made this audience participation fun round 
to fill in time during the scoring of the final rounds
so the audience wouldn't get bored...
and to allow them in on some of the fun.

Alex had used some math trivia
to help him design these questions.

The audience was given ample time to guesstimate the answers...
and they were given wide berth in their answers...
as they were guesstimations.













And so...
this concludes Alex's 2017 Mathematical Talent Exhibition.


In my next article:


Alex explains, and goes over the problems and solutions...
on the day after...at the NNV Math Club.






Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Alex's 2017 MTE: High School Division - Answers And Solutions



Song:  Expressions

Artist:  Helen Jane Long



All of the below are the answers and solutions
to the High School Division 
of Alex's Mathematical Talent Exhibition.

All of the problems in this division are in the previous article.


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In the next article...
I will include the Fermi Round problems and answers.

It was the audience participation fun round.















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