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Orangewood joins Mu Alpha Theta math society

High school students can deepen their interest in mathematics and enter the Society’s national contests.

By Tasha Elijah April 2018

Mu Alpha Theta is a national high school & two-year college mathematics honor society with 373 chapters in Florida, including Orangewood’s.

The society supports a number of contests, among them the Log 1 Contest, which consists of tests covering general math topics, functions, counting and probability, number theory and applications.

This year Orangewood students participated in Log 1 for the first time, placing 22nd of the 79 schools in Florida and highest in the immediate area! Congratulations to Arthas Zhang, who participated in the contest’s highest category and placed 11th out of 848 students throughout Florida.

In addition, ten Mu Alpha Theta students recently competed in the Mathematics Association of America’s American Mathematics Competition against participants from all fifty states. Our top 3 scorers were Arthas, Zachary Cowan and Zesen Ma. Arthas scored in the top 5% nationally and was invited to the second round of the competition. We highly anticipate the results.

Congratulations to all our students who participated in these two competitions. We encourage them to continue striving for academic excellence in mathematics.

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