Developing Strengths

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阀杆 in the 中学

中学阀杆学科帮助鸿博体育的主动学习者把他们的解决问题的技能提升到下一个水平.

六年级学生学习生命科学和物理科学, 包括空气质素及其他相关的本地议题. 七年级包括地球科学和物理科学,学生们去 Teton Science School 来了解这里的生态系统和户外探险. Eighth grade presents a survey of physical sciences 和 scientific processes with an emphasis on h和s-on experimentation, 分析能力和解决问题的能力, 以及技术沟通能力的发展.

中学 math topics range from pre-algebra to 几何. 学生们通过数学调查来磨练解决问题的策略. 的y analyze real-life situations 和 study how those situations can be modeled by linear, 逆, 指数, or quadratic relationships. Recognizing patterns, 定义和操作变量, collecting 和 graphing data, 预测结果是课程的核心.

六年级学生参加计算机科学基础课程, which culminates in the design of a game or an interactive story. 七年级和八年级的阀杆选修课包括计算机科学, 机器人, 并使俱乐部.

时间:鸿博体育的现代计算机科学

中学 阀杆 Activities

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Aviation simlulator

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High-fives complete the circuit using MaKeyMaKey controllers 和 the Scratch programming language.

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High-fives complete the circuit using MaKeyMaKey controllers 和 the Scratch programming language.

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Experimenting with physics concepts including friction, velocity, 和 Newton's Laws of Motion. 

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测试结构的强度.

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Testing structural hypothesis

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Personalized Attention

中学生和老师在聊天.

鸿博体育中学平均每班16名学生. 每个孩子都是知名的,并以最能满足他们需求的方式得到支持.

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Happy middle schoolers.

延长一天

在上学前和放学后照顾孩子

中学阀杆故事在精美印刷杂志

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编者按:本文转载自罗兰厅2020-2021年度报告.


2021年灵感华晨奖得主徽章

这个故事了 在2021年的InspirED Brilliance Awards(杂志专题文章写作类).


计算机科学影响着鸿博体育的日常生活, 但在反映民族种族方面,它的劳动力严重短缺, 少数民族, 和 性别 demographics. 解决这个问题要从K-12教育开始. 的 subject’s proponents at 鸿博体育 are ensuring equity is programmed into the curriculum—和 the curriculum gets the attention it deserves—building toward a computing-literate society where everyone has a seat at the table.

在二月份的一个下午的混合学习中, about 40 鸿博体育 faculty, 工作人员, 还有高年级学生——有些人在家工作, 其他来自林肯街校园的学生——逐渐挤满了Zoom室. It st艺术ed off as a st和ard p和emic-era 上学校 class, but 20 minutes later, 它看起来更像是一场前卫的数字化彩排. 学生们从家庭成员的衣柜里找到了配饰和万圣节服装:一顶牛仔帽, a pair of aviation goggles, a leopard-print scarf. 他们戴着面具,羽毛围巾,浓妆浓抹,戴着超大的太阳镜.

Director of 艺术 Sofia Gorder 和 her 跳舞 students comprised half of these creative camouflagers, but despite appearances, 这不是在为他们的表演做准备. It was an open workshop held by teacher 本•史密斯 ’89 和 his Advanced Placement Computer Science (CS) Principles class to show the 上学校 community how facial-recognition technologies work 和 how they can be harmful, 特别是对于代表人数不足的群体.

One 跳舞 student, Mena Zendejas-Portugal ’21, wore a pink wig with bangs that covered her eyes. 她在洋红色刘海下面用化妆品在脸颊上吸引眼球. Mena和她的同事们对着笔记本电脑的摄像头傻笑着说 web-based program used 艺术ificial intelligence (AI) to guess their ages 和 性别s. 

鸿博体育 computer science teacher 本•史密斯 p艺术icipating in the 上学校's Drag Vs. AI facial-recognition workshop.

89岁的计算机科学老师本·史密斯(本•史密斯)把自己变成了Drag v乐队的一员. 艾未未工作室.


Before Mena wore her disguise, the program vacillated between misidentifying her as a 13-year-old boy 和 a 12-year-old girl. 在Mena改变了她的外貌之后, 具有讽刺意味的是, the program’s guess came closer to the reality: it classified her as a 16-year-old female. 

“It wasn’t a surprise how the AI read me since I have a rounder face along with short hair,说:“中东和北非地区, 学生正义组织的领袖之一, 股本, 多样性, 和 包容 (JEDI) Committee. “这只是证实了人工智能是建立在刻板印象和审美标准之上的想法,这些标准并不适用于所有人.”

算法渗透到鸿博体育的日常生活中, 和 flawed 编码 can have devastating real-world consequences, 从非法逮捕到住房歧视. 本就这些问题向罗兰厅社区进行教育, 并确保他的计算机专业学生能够解决这些问题.

算法渗透到鸿博体育的日常生活中, 和 the type of flawed 编码 that Mena experienced can have devastating real-world consequences, 从非法逮捕到住房歧视. 本就这些问题向罗兰厅社区进行教育, 并确保他的计算机专业学生能够解决这些问题. “If these students are going to become leaders in 技术, 他们需要有这样的视角,”本说. “你不能要求人们对一份职业感兴趣,却不让他们为未来的后果做好准备.” 

本 has long given students space to discuss JEDI issues but formally added it to his CS curriculum during the 2020–2021 school year. And at 鸿博体育, the marriage of CS 和 social justice is a natural development: the school prioritized science, 技术, 工程, 和数学(阀杆)在2014年战略计划, 在上一学年, 长期的绝地工作被提升为首要任务. 

二月份的面部识别研讨会- drag Vs. 人工智能的 Algorithmic Justice League, which “combines 艺术 和 research to illuminate the social implications 和 harms” of AI—helped a cross section of upper schoolers see firsth和 why this work matters: “By just learning CS 和 not looking behind the scenes, 未来可能没有鸿博体育想象的那么包容,“中东和北非地区反映. 事实上, AI researcher Joy Buolamwini, 一位黑人妇女, 在她的工作中亲身经历了算法歧视后,成立了这个联盟. In one project utilizing generic facial-recognition software, 直到乔伊戴上白色面具,程序才发现她的脸. 在另一场比赛中,她不得不请一个肤色较浅的朋友代替她. 鸿博体育可以解决这些问题,乔伊在一份声明中说 2016年TED演讲 超过1.4百万的浏览量,通过创建更包容的代码. 团队必须是多元化的,并有动力去创造一个“技术为鸿博体育所有人服务的世界”, not just some of us, 一个鸿博体育重视包容并以社会变革为中心的世界.”

This ethos fuels 本’s work. 的 鸿博体育 alumnus, now celebrating 20 years as a faculty member at his alma mater, st艺术ed teaching CS in 2015 和 shifted to teaching that subject exclusively two years later. 从第一天开始, 他把CS多样化作为自己的使命, 这一领域“深受性别比例严重偏低的困扰”, 比赛, 种族, 地理位置, 和 family income,CS倡导的非营利组织说 Code.org. 美国需要越来越多、越来越多样化的计算机科学家, 和 efforts to broaden that workforce need to st艺术 in K–12 schools. 计算机工作是美国所有新工资的最大来源.S. 他们占了阀杆领域所有新就业岗位的三分之二.org 吹捧这使得计算机科学成为最受欢迎的大学学位之一. And exposure before college makes a difference: students who learn CS in high school are six times more likely to major in it. 在传统上代表不足的群体中, 这种可能性甚至更高:黑人和拉丁裔学生的概率是他们的7倍, 和 10 times for women.

本目前依靠一对一的招募来增加那些未被充分代表的人群的CS注册人数. He read a book around 2014, during graduate school in instructional design 和 educational 技术 at the University of Utah, 这激发了他的职业目标: 深陷浅滩:教育、种族和计算机 由简马戈利斯. 的 book chronicles the lack of access to CS courses for Black 和 Latinx students—和 addresses how to change the system. “这是一个让人大开眼界的时刻,”他说. “除了制度上的偏见,计算机科学教育为什么会是今天这个样子,这没有任何逻辑上的原因……这是非常不公平的。.“从那时起, 本 has prioritized combating what he calls the most glaring equity issue in education today. 他与其他学校和组织合作,努力扩大计算机科学的机会, 并努力为罗兰厅建立一个公平的计算机科学项目. “With 鸿博体育's support, 我致力于这样一个未来:所有计算机科学课程的学生人数都反映了学校的整体人口结构.”

从头开始建立课程

幸运的是, 本 isn’t st艺术ing from scratch when sixth graders meet him in Foundations of Computer Science, a required class since 2016. Since 基督教的水域 stepped into the role of director of 技术 integration in 2013, 他设计了一个计算机课程库,吸引了所有初学和低年级学生. 克里斯蒂安教授至少一个单位的数字公民身份, 编码, 机器人技术也适用于所有低年级学生. Kids engage in h和s-on activities like programming colorful toy robots 和 building wearable tech comprised of LED lights affixed to felt. 他们也得到了思考的空间,考虑计算的真实世界的应用, 比如推动联合国可持续发展目标之一. How might they use computing, 例如, 解决像过度拥挤或缺乏可负担的清洁能源这样的问题?

技术集成总监基督教的水域在2018年低School Maker之夜, 在盐湖城麦卡西校区.

基督教的水域 with students at the 2018 较低的学校 Maker Night.


克里斯蒂安从几十个专家教育资源中提取课程, including the 机器人 Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, Children’s Innovation Project, 和代码.org. “鸿博体育已经建立了一些真正相关的东西, 和 the best combination of the best 材料 和 resources,基督徒说:. “这不是一门装在大盒子里卖的课程,然后你推着箱子进教室, 每个人都要用同样的方法来做. 这是为罗兰厅量身定制的,与鸿博体育的目标和目标相关.” 

多亏了克里斯蒂安和本的持续合作, 罗兰厅的计算机科学课程也是垂直对齐的:“鸿博体育正在以一种他们从未有过的方式为学生准备大学先修课程(Advanced Placement Computer Science A Java). 中学生正在学习有关物体的知识, 类, 功能, 和变量,” 基督教 explained. “这在一定程度上要归功于鸿博体育如何从初级学校开始.”

垂直对齐和以任务为中心的课程的一个例子是:克里斯蒂安使用代码.org activity where lower schoolers train a computer to recognize facial expressions—broaching some of the same issues upper schoolers examined in their February workshop. 这是低年级课程的关键, according to the educator: “How do we distinguish between facial features 和 whether someone is happy or sad or excited, 这样做道德吗?学生们可以锻炼他们的批判性思维技能,并面对与这些课程如何运作有关的问题, 和 how to ensure they’re as ethical 和 unbiased as possible. “学生们最终得到的是,鸿博体育人类在如何训练计算机方面有很多主观性,基督徒说:. 

一群努力

P艺术 of attracting younger 和 more diverse students to CS—和, 在路上, 在代码中减少偏见是持续的, widespread exposure. 克里斯蒂安不仅将计算机科学融入课堂, 他还创造了社区范围内的机会,聚集在计算和工程领域. 他每年组织三场活动,如今已成为麦卡西校园阀杆文化的代名词:秋季的初等和低年级家庭聚会, 在冬天,全校范围内的编程时间, 春天的下等学校创客日. “这些活动的目的是揭开技术和制造的神秘面纱,”克里斯蒂安说. “All students can see themselves as computer scientists, coders, makers, roboticists, engineers.”

这些活动和学校的计算机科学课程作为一个整体,是由团队合作主导的,偶尔跨越学科和部门. Before the COVID-19 p和emic, 本•史密斯's Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles students collaborated annually with Tyler Stack's fourth graders to make an app that helps young students learn math. Upper schoolers worked in groups to devise 和 test app concepts on the lower schoolers 和 use their feedback to improve app design. For Katy Dark ’21, it was a highlight of 鸿博体育’s CS program: “的 thing that will stick with me the most is using new interfaces to help people.“这是凯蒂最美好的回忆, who in 2020 became the first 鸿博体育 student to win the top national award from the Aspirations in Computing program, 由国家妇女中心赞助 & Information 技术 (NCWIT). 她赢得了, 在某种程度上, 感谢她在盐湖城的双重浸入学院(Dual Immersion Academy)为学生提供辅导,并成立了一个编程俱乐部, 这是她上小学时就读的一所西班牙-英语双语特许学校.

Two 鸿博体育 computer science students learning how to program a robot to write on a white board.

两个CS学生正在学习如何为一个机器人编写程序,让它在白板上写字.


该应用程序项目是小组工作的一个主要例子,可以鼓励未被充分代表的人群追求CS, 根据博士. 海伦胡, 威斯敏斯特大学计算机科学教授,他的工作研究了教育者如何提高计算机科学的多样性. “在业界有一种叫做敏捷联合编程的东西, 什么是团队工作的人,“博士说. 他的两个孩子分别在罗兰学院上九年级和七年级. “这实际上是一项重要的计算技能——能够与他人合作.“而有些学生喜欢计算是为了计算, 她补充说, 很多人喜欢它,因为它能做什么, 因为你可以解决这些问题, 因为你的影响力,”她说. “By doing both, by emphasizing these other p艺术s of computing, you're helping both types of students. 那些热爱编程的学生,仍然会去编程. 那些喜欢用编程来解决问题的学生们正在这样做. We know that students aren't going to learn it as well when you just teach it at the level of, 分号在哪里,括号在哪里?’”

亚历克斯 Armknecht ’20, 2019年渴望计算区域奖得主,现在是洛约拉玛丽蒙特大学(LMU)的计算机专业学生。, 欣赏在更全面的层面上学习计算机科学. “我喜欢罗兰厅的计算机科学课程,它们一直是我高中最喜欢的课程,”她说. “I loved the way Mr. Smith taught 和 allowed us creative freedom … his class is the main reason I am majoring in CS. 我学会了寻求帮助的重要性, 创造力, 和 collaboration, 在大学计算机科学课上对我有帮助的.”

During her senior year, 亚历克斯 also p艺术icipated in another shining example of collaborative group work in CS: the 上学校’s For Inspiration 和 Recognition of Science 和 技术 (FIRST) Tech Challenge 机器人 team. 这支球队在2019-2020年的首个赛季开局强劲,并继续发展, 本说:“这扩大了年轻女性成为领导者的机会, 竞争, 看看这个州的其他女孩是如何参与技术和工程的.” 

2020-2021学年, 大三学生Irenka Saffarian和Tina Su开始担任非官方的领导角色,这对不久的将来是个好兆头. Both have taken Advanced Placement CS A 和 are great coders, 本说, 他们努力推动球队进入全国半决赛 FIRST Global Innovation Awards. 罗兰霍尔是犹他爵士队唯一一支能走到这一步的球队,也是国际上仅有的60支球队之一. “Our theme right now is take it to the next level,”本说. “鸿博体育意识到鸿博体育即将达到一个真正有竞争力的水平——在这个水平上,鸿博体育实际上是在与这个州最好的球队竞争.本说,伊伦卡和蒂娜正致力于带领团队到达那里. 他们体现了本和克里斯蒂安希望在全校培养的热情. “我希望在罗兰厅学习计算机科学课程的未来能越来越多地带来兴奋和兴趣, ‘I cannot wait to use this skill in anything that interests me,“本说. “这不是一个孩子独自坐在地下室里打字. This is about groups of people making exciting 和 interesting 和 really impactful decisions, 每个人都需要参与进来.”

进展和未来工作

We are talking more about it, 不仅仅是因为这是一种时代精神, 但因为技术在这里还有很多地方需要弥补. 鸿博体育认为自己在努力帮助孩子们认识到这一点.——技术整合总监克里斯蒂安·沃特斯(christian Waters)

而凯蒂, 亚历克斯, Irenka, 和蒂娜都是最近的成功案例, 克里斯蒂安和本欣然承认罗兰厅也存在种族和性别差异. But the school is perpetually working “to change that from the ground up,基督徒说:. 这在一定程度上要归功于全校范围的培训, JEDI values are ingrained in how 鸿博体育 instructors design 和 teach tech-related 类. “We are talking more about it, 不仅仅是因为这是一种时代精神, 但因为技术在这里还有很多地方需要弥补. 鸿博体育认为自己在努力帮助孩子们认识到这一点.” 

一个的埃尔南德斯, a junior who took AP computer science 和 机器人 as a sophomore during the 2020–2021 year, 感谢绝地的高度关注. 一个的’s parents are both engineers 和 she’s been interested in CS for as long as she can remember—the winner of a 2021 Aspirations in Computing regional honorable mention loves the 艺术 of programming. 一个的, who is Mexican American, has also long been interested in JEDI issues 和 advocating for more equity 和 representation, 包括通过罗兰霍尔的绝地学生委员会. 看到她的两个爱好,绝地武士和CS,是如何联系在一起的,她觉得很有吸引力. "As 技术 is rising, 种族, 性别, 社会经济问题仍然存在,”安妮说, “所以它们正在交织在一起." 

她感激绝地部队激发了她对CS的热情, she hopes her school also uses this momentum to self-reflect on, 例如, 如何让低收入学校和社区更容易接触到CS. 在罗兰厅,这种社区外展活动并不是史无前例的. 2015年夏天, 在接下来的两个夏天里, 鸿博体育举办了一场以教师培训为中心的非营利黑客马拉松. “这是鸿博体育为社区学习和成长文化做出贡献的一种方式,基督徒说:. 当地公立和私立学校的教育工作者聚集在林肯街校区,学习编程技能和某些工具的使用, 比如3D打印机和Arduino机器人. 技术团队帮助支付了部分费用, 基督教说, 和 teachers could earn state licensing credit for attending. 本的简历中也充斥着各种会议和研讨会,他在那里培训自己的同龄人. “对我来说,向15到20名教育工作者展示如何教授一门课程非常棒,”他说, 然后我可以向他们展示,我的教室里有大多数女生, 我一直在招聘和建设, 和 that this is possible.”

罗兰堂计算机科学老师本·史密斯和一名中学生在盐湖城林肯街校区.

本在中学教书. Computer science is taught in all four 鸿博体育 divisions.


这类努力在未来可能会扩大. 罗兰厅正在认真考虑如何增加CS的机会和空间, 和 plans could solidify as early as the 2021–2022 school year. 基督教 和 本 are drafting a CS strategic plan that involves integrating CS with other subjects, training teachers, 和 exp和ing current 类. 和基督教, 本, 课程与教学主任温德尔·托马斯(Wendell Thomas)正在成立一个CS工作组,并已邀请其他人加入:每个部门的一到两位教师, Dr. Hu, 和 Sunny Washington, a st艺术up COO 和 CEO who also serves on the board of Equality Utah. One of the task force’s first actions will be to provide feedback on the strategic plan draft.

For now, 基督教 和 本’s work to recruit more—和 more diverse—CS students is paying off. 自2014年以来, 19 Winged Lions have earned a collective 25 awards from the Aspirations in Computing program, 包括一场(凯蒂的)胜利和两场国家级的荣誉提名. 鸿博体育 also won 的 College Board’s 2019 和 2020 Advanced Placement Computer Science Female 多样性 Award for achieving high female representation in our AP CS Principles class. Dr. Hu lauded the achievement. “这真是令人印象深刻,”她说——尤其是对犹他州来说. “在一些州,他们有数十名教师收到了这个. 鸿博体育有三个. 我想这说明了在这个州这有多困难." 

本, 基督教, 和 the faculty 和 工作人员 who support them remain focused on graduating good citizens armed with the tools to make tech work for all of us, not just some of us.

本, 基督教, 和 the faculty 和 工作人员 who support them remain focused on graduating good citizens armed with the tools to make tech work for all of us, not just some of us, 正如Joy Buolamwini所言. 刚毕业的凯蒂现在就读于都柏林的三一学院, 爱尔兰, 主修法律,可能是网络法. 安娜 Shott ’16 emailed 本 in December 2020 to share that she’d be joining Microsoft as a program manager the following year. “你的课真的影响了我选择的道路, 我非常感谢你激发了我对计算机科学的兴趣,” 写了 安娜, 她毕业于南加州大学,还在她的大学校园里担任过K-12 CS夏令营的辅导员. 目前在读的学生一个的说她在AP计算机科学原理中学到的知识——算法可以决定某人是否获得贷款, 例如,对她来说是一个改变游戏规则的人. “这次经历让我想要的不仅仅是计算机科学专业, 而是一个特定的计算机科学领域,可能与人工智能有关,让参与者和程序员多样化,这样就不会有这么大的偏见.”

亚历克斯也计划在CS工作, 本的教学的另一个证明是:“当我遇到LMU的主席兼计算机科学教授时,我决定要去我的大学. Smith,”她说. “I would not be a computer science major if it weren't for him. He pushed me to work my hardest, to try new things, 和 provided me with lots of opportunities.”

This sort of feedback keeps 本 laser-focused on boosting equity in CS at 鸿博体育 和 beyond. “I won’t pretend that it didn’t bring a tear to my eye,”他说. “这当然是我工作的动力,它提醒我,这是值得去做的. 我可以轻松地完成课程,并且做得相当好. But this is beyond that. 工作不仅仅是我教的内容,而是我教的对象.”

时间:鸿博体育的现代计算机科学

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在数学方面, students learn the definition of an equation: a statement that shows the values of two mathematical expressions are equal (例如, x – 5 = 10).

But math teachers, including Garrett Stern, 谁在中学教书, 让学生明白,方程式不只是纸上的数字和字母. “An equation,”加勒特说, “relates to an image on the graph.”

For many of our math students, 这幅代数画代表了他们中学数学的最高成就.—Garrett Stern, math teacher

这些图像可以有多种形式,比如线条, 抛物线, 和 circles—which, 当放在一起在图上时, 可以做一些令人兴奋的事情:他们可以创造艺术.

To help illustrate the visual beauty in mathematical equations, Garrett has for the past six years assigned his students the task of creating their own algebra 艺术 using the Desmos graphing calculator,世界各地的教育工作者都可以使用的免费资源. 每年, he’s found that 鸿博体育 students are able to produce inventive, 和 often very impressive, 的艺术作品.

“For many of our math students, 这幅代数画代表了他们中学数学的最高成就,”加勒特说.

在4月15日的学生集会上, 加勒特强调了代数艺术,并认可了今年一批艺术家的成就. 和他一起的还有三名学生,丽贝卡·M.乔乔P.,以及Erika P.他创作了本单元一些最杰出的作品. Below, these students share their algebra 艺术 experiences with the 鸿博体育 community.

“Star Destroyer” by Rebecca M.

Desmos代数艺术由罗兰霍尔八年级学生丽贝卡M.

Click image to view on Desmos.

丽贝卡画的歼星舰是今年最复杂的作品之一. 事实上, 星球大战 fan’s subject was so detailed that Garrett said he initially attempted to talk her out of it.

“I tried to dissuade Rebecca from trying her idea,” he remembered, “but she rejected my advice.”

Rebecca—who was inspired to tackle the Star Destroyer after viewing an algebra 艺术 画 of an , 或者全地形装甲运输, 在加勒特的课上,现在已经上了三年级的迪龙·方创造了这样一个角色, although she was able to complete her chosen subject in the end, the process of creating the Star Destroyer was very challenging.

“我对这个项目很有信心, but my confidence began to dwindle after doing some equations,”她说. 丽贝卡特别记得建造船桥的难度. “它有许多小块,你不会去想,直到你不得不用代数方程来追踪它.”

Rebecca said the time-consuming three to four weeks it took to complete her project required a lot of patience 和 resilience—but that it was worth it because it taught her she can do difficult things.

“I am super proud of it. 我很乐意再做一次,”丽贝卡说. “我成功地完成了一个非常酷的设计.”

“Simplicity” by Jojo P.

Desmos代数艺术由罗兰霍尔八年级学生Jojo P.

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Jojo loves line 画s, especially of people, 和 discovered that she could successfully recreate the curves of a traditional ink-和-paper line 画 in the online Desmos format—an accomplishment that caught her math teacher’s attention.

“Jojo的作品给我留下最深刻印象的是时尚的曲率,”Garrett说.

但创建她的项目并不容易. 乔乔(Jojo)记得,刚开始布置作业时,她感觉自己远远落后于同班同学.

“我真的不知道怎么做这些方程,”她说. “一开始,我只有五行字,而其他人要写得多. I was scared I would be behind.” Instead of panicking, 然而, 她坚持, figuring out the equations she needed 和 building on her skills as she moved from long lines 和 wide curves to nail 和 flower details, which she said were definitely the hardest p艺术 of the 画.

“当它完成时,我感到骄傲,”乔乔回忆道. “我感到敬畏,因为我认为自己做不到这样的事情.” It’s clear that the experience built her confidence in a way that will continue to benefit her.

“的 project was challenging, 但它告诉我, as a mathematician, what I actually was capable of,”乔乔说.

"Ornate Owl" by Erika P.

Desmos代数艺术由罗兰霍尔八年级学生Erika P.

Click image to view on Desmos.

Garrett选择在大会上突出Erika的作品,因为她设法包括了纹理——尽管她说这不是她最初的计划.

“I wanted to create an owl because owls are my favorite animal, 但我没打算把它写得这么详细,” Erika explained.

在对猫头鹰身体的方程式进行实验之后, 嘴, 爪子, 和眼睛, 艾丽卡说,她觉得自己需要在画中添加更多东西,于是开始画后来发现最复杂的部分:羽毛.

“I had to try out multiple numbers in order to get the feathers—which were created out of 抛物线—to be thin 和 long enough to look good if I consistently spread them throughout the wings,”她说. 单是羽毛,Erika就花了两个多小时来完成, 这只是她为了创作一件作品而做的实验的一个例子,她很自豪地交了上去.

“最困难的部分是让形状和线条对齐和相交, as well as experimenting with equations to get shapes that looked at least somewhat realistic,”她还记得. “I just had to jump into it.”

现在, 艾丽卡说, she can’t imagine her 画 without those detailed additions, 她为挑战自己而自豪.

“I was glad I decided to add detail because I was thinking about submitting the work before then, 但感觉不像是一件完成的作品,”她说. 完成之后,我觉得很有成就感!"


今年的八年级学生总共创作了75件代数艺术作品. Below are some examples of their work (click each square to see the 艺术work larger on Desmos).

加勒特说:“鸿博体育的学生理所当然地为他们的成就感到自豪。. “他们雄心勃勃地尝试具有挑战性的图像, 接受复杂的方程, attended to detail, 和, 最重要的是, 坚持了下去.”

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<艺术icle aria-labelledby="fsArticle_8087_2363" class="fsStyleAutoclear fsBoard-175 fsCategory-72 fsTag-142 fsTag-170 fsTag-181 fsTag-780" data-authenticated-comments="true" data-post-id="2363"> 苏菲郑和她的Maryam Mirzakhani获得了AMC十项大奖

On March 5, 鸿博体育 eighth grader 苏菲郑 learned that she had earned an inaugural Maryam Mirzakhani AMC 10 Award 1月30日,她在美国数学竞赛(AMC) 10级考试中的表现 可选的测试 designed to promote the development 和 enhancement of problem-solving skills for students in tenth grade 和 below.

的 inaugural Maryam Mirzakhani AMC 10 Award was awarded to only 149年轻女性 在全美的36000个AMC 10个竞争者中.

Named after the late Maryam Mirzakhani——国际数学奥林匹克金牌得主,也是第一位获得菲尔兹奖的女性, 最负盛名的数学奖——这个奖只授予了一个人 149年轻女性 在全美的36000个AMC 10个竞争者中. 苏菲是 one of six top-scoring female students in the 美国数学协会’s (MAA) Intermountain Section, 包括犹他州和爱达荷州的部分地区.

获得米尔扎哈尼奖对苏菲来说特别特别, 都是在普林斯顿高等研究院长大的, 新泽西, 当时米尔扎哈尼是邻近的普林斯顿大学的一名教师.

索菲说:“获奖让我觉得我现在真正见到了她。.

除了为她赢得米尔扎哈尼奖, Sophie’s score on this year’s AMC 10 also qualified her for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME), 下一阶段的AMC竞赛. 苏菲是 罗兰学院四名学生之一他是最年轻的,今年获得了AIME奖. 高中数学老师Adella Croft, 谁在学校监督AMC的考试, 我对苏菲的成就并不感到惊讶. She believes that anyone who watches her work can see her passion.

“我认为苏菲的特点之一就是她在数学研究中获得的纯粹的乐趣,”Adella说. “She has so much fun with it; she makes it look effortless.”

I enjoy the exhilarating moment when an equation st艺术s fitting together into a sudden revelation.苏菲郑

这可能, 在某种程度上, be tied to how mathematics knits together Sophie’s love for both the creative 和 the analytical.

“我一直认为自己是一个艺术家, 在钢琴, 画, 和折纸, 但现在数学是融入我生活的一个新方面,”她解释说. “I enjoy the exhilarating moment when an equation st艺术s fitting together into a sudden revelation. 我发现数学隐藏在大自然的美丽中:树的递归,鸟翅膀的曲线. 的se intricate mathematical patterns can also bring a whole new inspiration 和 style when creating 艺术 和折纸.”

她在这么小的年纪就对数学充满热情,这不仅突显了苏菲在这个领域的前途,也为女孩在数学领域的力量树立了鼓舞人心的榜样 阀杆. 的 MAA hopes that publicizing such examples will encourage more girls to get involved with opportunities like competitive exams. Here at 鸿博体育, 苏菲已经在尽自己的一份力量去鼓励其他学数学的人——她是一个有魅力的领导者,乐于在课堂上和数学俱乐部会议上指导同龄人, Adella说. Sophie added that this support works both ways: 鸿博体育 offers a welcome 和 hardworking family that has supported her journey—one that she hopes will echo Maryam Mirzakhani’s.

“I hope in the future to not only be recognized among females, 但是在整个数学竞赛的圈子里, 在她,”苏菲说.

鸿博体育都等不及看你还能有什么成就了,索菲. Congratulations on this exciting 和 impressive accomplishment!

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For three hours on March 11, 四位杰出的罗兰学院数学家——大三学生扎克·本顿和杨宇晨, freshman Zach Klein, 和 eighth grader 苏菲郑—were in the Eccles Library, focused on the 15 problems that made up this year’s American Invitational Mathematics Examination.

AMC 10和AMC 12是可选的数学考试,旨在促进学生解决问题技能的发展和提高. 每次测试时长75分钟,由25个多项选择题组成. AMC 10是提供给10年级及以下的学生, while the AMC 12 is offered to students in 12th grade 和 below. AMC 10/12预选赛被邀请参加AIME, 一个3小时的考试,包含15个问题, 每个答案都是0到999之间的整数.

被考生称为AIME, this exam is offered to students who excel at the American Mathematics Competition (AMC) 10 or AMC 12 exams (see sidebar). 根据 美国数学协会 (MAA),创建了AMC考试,大约是前两名.5% of scorers on the AMC 10 和 the top 5% of scorers on the AMC 12 qualify to take the AIME.

“事实上,鸿博体育有四个来自罗兰堂的学生参加AIME,这是非同寻常的,高中数学老师Adella Croft说. 事实上,这是罗兰堂历史上AIME参赛人数最多的一次. (同样值得注意的是Nathan Zhou, 谁在3月11日在鸿博体育参加了AIME, 我去年上过这所学校,并和其他有资格的人一起接受过辅导.)

AIME是鸿博体育课堂之外的数学, 鸿博体育孩子的创造力,” Adella explained. “And it’s typically non-traditional problem-solving—it’s very clever, sometimes even humorous. 它很酷.”

MAA指出了考试的各种好处, from helping students develop positive attitudes toward analytical thinking 和数学ematics that can assist in future careers, to challenging them with interesting questions that align with what they’re learning in school. 但要为这种程度的竞争做好准备, students must be willing to devote hours outside of class to studying topics like number theory, 集理论, 几何, 和概率. 罗兰堂的学生每周还会参加数学俱乐部,并与教练海勒姆·戈尔兹(Hiram Golze)见面, 她是阿黛拉以前的学生,以前也是 USA Mathematical Olympiad qualifier (the Mathematical Olympiad is the next level of competition for top AIME scorers). Adella likened these preparatory measures to violin soloists who devote hours each day to mastering their instrument. “This is like taking math to the level of an 艺术ist,”她说.

正是这种对数学的追求真正激励了这些学生. 尽管在AIME上获得尽可能高的分数是他们的目标, 很明显,游戏体验远不止于此. 这些考试, taken by some of the brightest young mathematicians in the world, are extremely difficult—in 2006例如,22764名学生参加了AIME考试,平均成绩为2分.15分满分741分(那年只有4名学生得了满分). In 2019, the average score was 5.87. 而不是去劝阻他们, 困难驱使罗兰学院的学生们朝着自己的最佳方向努力, 帮助他们提高解决问题的技能, emb比赛 hard work, 享受追求知识本身的乐趣——这些技能将为他们的一生服务.

It is a persistence exercise. 的y do it in absolute silence 和 isolation, pitting their mental faculties against each problem.-高中数学老师Adella Croft

“这是一种坚持不懈的锻炼,”阿德拉说. “It’s too bad it’s not a spectator sport because these are as competitive performers as any. 的y do it without an audience. 的y do it in absolute silence 和 isolation, pitting their mental faculties against each problem. 他们有韧性,有激情,有动力,无所畏惧.”

他们也没有让社交距离阻止他们. 每个星期, 令人惊讶的是,学生们在网上聚会是为了补习和参加数学俱乐部, as a bigger group.

“这是成长!”Adella说, 她给学生们发了一封电子邮件,询问如何在远程学习期间参加数学俱乐部, 她收到了几个第一次有兴趣加入的孩子的回复.

“除了找到方法,它还在蔓延. 这是一种良好的传染性,”她笑着说.

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由于COVID-19, 美国电影协会(MAA)已经无限期停播AMC电视台的所有节目, 包括推迟比赛和预定的评分,直到另行通知. 鸿博体育将在新闻发布后更新这篇报道.

与此同时,如果您对AIME的外观感到好奇,请访问 Art of Problem Solving. 他们为数学考试创建考试准备资源,并提供过去AIME问题和答案的集合.


Top photo, from left, st和ing: Yuchen Yang, Nathan Zhou, 苏菲郑, Zach Klein, 和 Hiram Golze. 从左至右就坐的是阿德拉·克罗夫特和扎克·本顿.

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我在网上观看了多年的CSforAll峰会视频, 鸿博体育 alumnus 和 computer science teacher 本•史密斯 ’89 is elated to attend the national conference in person: the third-annual event is happening October 21–23 here in Salt Lake City, at the University of Utah.

在峰会的结合, CSforAll asks p艺术icipants to make a specific 承诺 to support the ultimate goal of “making high-quality computer science an integral p艺术 of the educational experience of all K–12 students 和 teachers.”因此, 鸿博体育 is committing to increase girls’ p艺术icipation in computer science to more closely mirror the school's demographics. 

请继续阅读下面的问题&A with 本 about that 承诺以及为什么这对罗兰厅很重要.

Graphic: 鸿博体育 commits to increasing the p艺术icipation of girls in computer science.

来自罗兰厅的谁将出席CSforAll峰会?  

我和首席信息官帕特里克·戈弗雷以及技术整合总监克里斯蒂安·沃特斯一起去. 这是罗兰厅第一次派人来. 峰会最初几年在奥巴马的白宫举行, 现在,它每年会去一个新的城市. 这是一个很好的机会在鸿博体育的家乡举办这个活动,离学校很近.

的 summit is the one place each year that focuses on equity, 包容, 所有学生都可以使用计算机科学, a goal that 鸿博体育 和 the computer science program have been dedicated to for quite some time.——89岁的计算机科学老师本•史密斯

为什么你对参加峰会如此兴奋?

我是CSforAll教师社区的一员, 每年我都会观看峰会的公告和视频. 的 summit is the one place each year that focuses on equity, 包容, 所有学生都可以使用计算机科学, a goal that 鸿博体育 和 the computer science program have been dedicated to for quite some time.

Why did we set a broad 承诺, as opposed to a narrow one (例如, “launch a 编码 camp”)?

鸿博体育希望每个部门和每个老师都能做出承诺, 即使他们完成任务的方法因环境而异. 也许有一个部门可以将计算机科学整合到所有的科学和数学课堂中, thereby reaching all students, 而另一家公司可能会在招聘策略上做出一致努力, 和 another might reconfigure the course offerings or schedule to accommodate CS for all students.

你希望从这次会议中得到什么来帮助鸿博体育实现鸿博体育的目标?

我希望听到人们对结构的看法, innovative strategies, 以及使鸿博体育的承诺成为可能的方法. 会议上有一些重要的议题, such as "Teaching Ethics 和 Social Impacts of Computing in K–12 CS,“为CS的女生建立一个支持性的途径。, 工程, 及以后," 和 "Inspiring 订婚 through Popular Culture 和 Media."

在过去的几年里,鸿博体育的男性/女性CS参与情况如何?

鸿博体育追踪了中学和高中的科技和CS课程的参与情况长达六年. In both divisions, we’ve moved the needle for girls p艺术icipating in CS 类 closer to our school demographics (which are roughly 50/50), 2017年,中学女生的参与度达到了40%的高点. 今年, the Advanced Placement CS courses in the 上学校 have 60% girls—a majority for the first time at 鸿博体育. We still have challenges with the competing interests of sports, 剧院, 跳舞, 学生的课程表上还有音乐, as CS is not a required course. What’s impressive is that we’ve been able to consciously 和 successfully close the gap for girls, 尽管鸿博体育仍然需要研究有色人种学生和其他人口统计因素.

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鸿博体育's CS, 工程, 在过去的六年里,阀杆项目发展迅速, 和 we’re on the precipice of changes 和 adoption at all divisions.

阀杆

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去年秋天, 罗兰堂的一年级学生在科学实验室里解开了一个谜题:世界两边的两个岛屿上怎么会生长着同一棵树?

作为种子和树木单元的一部分, 学生们对这一现象提出了一种解释, 然后根据线索来判断他们的解释是否可信. Carly Biedul—who served as the long-term science substitute teacher during Kirsten Walker's maternity leave 和 continues to teach the first- 和 second-grade science labs—was impressed with the students' engagement. “看到一年级的学生们随着对种子的了解越来越多,不断改变答案,真是太棒了,”她说. She explained that this lesson taught students about more than seed dispersal: it showed them that it's okay if your first answer to a problem is wrong because scientific study entails gathering evidence 和 then refining your answer based on what you learn.

Kids are the scientists now, 和 teachers are the facilitators. -Molly Lewis,六年级的科学老师

Over the past four years, 罗兰霍尔一直在研究和改进鸿博体育教授科学的方法, largely in service of the 战略计划's second goal: provide the Intermountain West's most outst和ing math 和 science program. 而区分和发展的适当, these curricular changes all have one thing in common: students are spending more time in class—和 hopefully outside class too—engaging in the behaviors of science. 他们正在进行更多的实验室实验, which involve asking questions, making observations, 收集数据, 形成并修改论点. Teachers are often using the universal framework of claim-evidence-reasoning to guide their lessons, 是什么培养了学生在任何领域都能运用的批判性思维.

In kinderg艺术en through eighth grade, 鸿博体育's science curriculum now aligns with the 下一代科学标准 (门店) 哪些强调以探究为基础的学习和跨科学领域的联系. 的 视觉概述 在门店 学生是否有权领导自己的科学发现, 六年级的科学老师莫莉·刘易斯全心全意地支持它.

“孩子们现在是科学家,”她说,“老师们是引导者。.“无论是指导一项鸿博体育人类视力的实验室实验,还是让学生认识到他们在某些情况下的视力局限性, such as a dark room—or exploring the relationship between the form 和 function of red blood cells, Molly is happy to let the students take risks 和 posit theories that might initially be ill-founded. “鸿博体育给他们的是有意义的背景,而不是抽象的想法, 和 then teaching them the skills necessary to discover what's true or what they can prove."

在初中和初中, 就像树木和它们流动的种子, or fossils found in sedimentary rocks—are being used to draw students into the practice of inquiry. 下层学校也有几个新的单元,将科学和识字结合起来, 为科学实验室更深入的实验奠定基础. 与此同时,入门学校通过以下活动来培养基本技能 水仙花的绘画和解剖.

高年级科学系主任Alisa Poppen, the skills 和 concepts learned through lab work are essential, 她的部门最近获得了一些新的传感器和探针,这是正确收集数据所必需的. Echoing Molly, Alisa said, "We are using labs to build models rather than simply confirm ideas. 鸿博体育关注的是科学家的行为, 和 underst和ing that science is not a collection of facts but rather a series of practices."

We are using labs to build models rather than simply confirm ideas. 鸿博体育关注的是科学家的行为, 和 underst和ing that science is not a collection of facts but rather a series of practices. -高年级科学系主任alisa Poppen

While the 上学校 curriculum is focused on moving toward lab-based Advanced Topics courses—rather than using the NGSS as their guide—Alisa is thrilled at the prospect of students entering ninth-grade science with an excellent foundation in the claim-evidence-reasoning framework. 此外, 她认为额外的实验时间会提高学生的参与度, 就像卡莉在一年级时观察到的那样.

Teachers 和 administrators will continue to observe how students perform in science classrooms—和, like good scientists, they will refine their practices based on the data they collect. 最终, 鸿博体育 remains committed to providing students with the best possible learning experience. 新上任的中学科学老师梅丽莎·夏普希望通过增加学生对科学的热情, 他们的学习经验也会延续到课余时间. “我想让他们进到车里,问他们的父母鸿博体育基因的问题, 然后说, ‘妈妈, let me see your thumb!’”她说. “或者他们可能会在看足球比赛时想到脑震荡, 想知道在神经科学方面发生了什么."

归结起来就是为了每个在罗兰厅教科学的人, 包括Melissa:“我希望学生们接受科学家的身份."

阀杆

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飞行员有世界上最伟大的办公室. 这是中学教师比尔·塔图默(Bill Tatomer)为激发人们对航空的兴趣而提出的简单而有效的建议之一.

罗兰厅激起了人们的兴趣. 中学生学习比尔的航空选修课. 高年级学生最近成立了一个活跃的航空俱乐部. One recent alumnus—Davis Kahler '17—is studying at Westminster College to become a pilot, 一些在校生也想效仿.

比尔对航空事业实事求是的热情有助于推销这个主题. Beyond the incredible view from the "office," flying is just fun, the retired US Navy pilot said. "You're flying different profiles with different people, seeing different places,”他说. “充满活力的环境造就了一个美妙的职业." Even his old uniform, a green flight suit, still brings him joy. “我几乎每天都想穿这件衣服,因为它太舒服了,”他说 on Halloween, 穿着工作服作为一种容易获得的服装.

Bill flew planes in the Navy for 22 years before retiring in 2007. 像许多前军事飞行员一样,他计划成为一名商业航空公司的飞行员. But he sought to reverse his career trend of spending about 40% of his time away from his two daughters 和 wife Linda, 现在是低年级学校的专业校长. 在比尔最后一次夏威夷军事之旅之后, 一家人回到了比尔和琳达的故居盐湖城. Bill l和ed a coaching job at 鸿博体育 while he waited to interview with the airlines. 然后, 前中学校长斯蒂芬·本霍夫(Stephen 本nhoff)给了他一个长期的产假代课职位,代替七年级世界研究教师玛戈特·米勒(Margot Miller). 他说:“我进入了孩子们的课堂,并爱上了这个环境。. 随后,他取消了西南航空(Southwest)和联邦快递(FedEx)的采访计划, 现在庆祝鸿博体育在这里的10年.

在他任职罗兰学院的两年内, 比尔说服斯蒂芬让他教一门为期六周的航空选修课. 从那里, the curriculum grew: he now teaches three six-week intro 类, a six-week flight design class, 还有三个月的高级飞行课程.

介绍课程涵盖了诸如航空、空气动力学和 Bernoulli's principle. 在飞行中设计, 学生学习飞机工程流程,并设计自己的原型飞机, 受到诸如大小之类的约束, 材料, 和 flight distance. In the advanced course—an abbreviated Federal Aviation Administration ground-school class—students learn pilotage using simulators, 和 as a capstone activity actually pilot a real flight with instructors from Westminster College, Bill's alma mater.

比尔·塔塔默和他的学生和飞机

During a field trip to the Westminster College Flight Center, 位于盐湖城国际机场的东南角, Bill Tatomer fist-bumps a 中学 aviation student after she correctly answered a question.

As 类 exp和ed, so did corresponding equipment in Bill's classroom: he now has four flight simulators thanks to ongoing tech help from Lincoln Street Campus Network Manager Nick Banyard, 和 general program support from current Principal Tyler Fonarow. 当你在所谓的“模拟人生”中练习时,学生直接参考威斯敏斯特项目的航班清单. 比尔担任空中交通管制员. 模拟市民被连接起来,这样学生们就可以看到其他人滑出, 按照任务要求飞行, 并遵循飞机降落的模式. 一只鹿可能会出现在跑道上,鸟儿可能会在飞行途中撞上飞机. “现实主义令人难以置信,”比尔说.

航空课程符合鸿博体育对体验教育的承诺, 和 with our 战略计划 goal of providing the region's most outst和ing math 和 science program.

航空课程符合鸿博体育对体验教育的承诺, 和 with our 战略计划 goal of providing the region's most outst和ing math 和 science program. “从气象学到空气动力学再到飞行生理学, 有很多阀杆的应用,”比尔说. "Every class is 阀杆-based."

Junior Ned Friedman, president of the Aviation Club 和 an aspiring Air Force pilot, agreed. For the past couple of years, 他参加过滑翔机飞行夏令营,并学会了滑翔, 例如, about aircraft 工程 和 how weather—especially wind—affects the physics of flight. 奈德没有上过罗兰霍尔中学, 还称赞比尔对这门学科的热爱具有感染力, 和 for serving as faculty liaison for the Aviation Club 和 connecting that group with Westminster's myriad aviation resources.

Sophomore Sophie DuBois, club vice president, 我喜欢上比尔的初级和高级航空课程, 她特别喜欢后一节课从盐湖城飞往希伯. 现在,她明确地说,“我想成为一名飞行员。."

“这就是罗兰厅如此伟大的原因,”她说. "We can have experiences like this that not a lot of other schools, 至少在本地, are able to offer,”苏菲说. 她补充说,比尔是她最喜欢的八年级老师. 他很包容,并试图让每个人都对他所教授的内容感兴趣. 犹他州空军协会同意这一观点:在5月, 他们将他命名为第236章(南犹他)年度中学教师.

这就是鸿博体育如此伟大的原因. 鸿博体育可以有很多其他学校无法提供的体验.—Sophie DuBois, sophomore

除了符合鸿博体育的战略计划, 鸿博体育航空业的兴起与一个 national pilot shortage. To curtail that shortage, the industry could encourage more women to join the field, since they comprise just 5% of pilots. 威斯敏斯特做得稍微好一点, 航空项目中女性的比例大约是这个数字的三倍, 航空招生顾问斯泰西·惠特福德表示, 比尔在威斯敏斯特的主要联络人之一. 这位退休的海军指挥官正在尽自己的一份力量来缩小性别差距——索菲说,他为她的中学班级招募了很多女孩. 这位老师希望继续加强鸿博体育学校与威斯敏斯特的合作关系, 给他们送去航空专业的学生, especially young women.

高年级学生如果想在航空学习上有所进步,可以通过威斯敏斯特为高中生开设的一门课程,该课程从1月持续到4月, 并通过一个新的罗兰厅临时旅行浓缩 威斯敏斯特航空夏令营 到五天. 此外,大约15名成员的航空俱乐部每周二上午9点20分在比尔的MS 203房间开会. In addition to educational trips after school or on weekends, 该组织正投身于社区服务. Through December 8, 他们在收集捐赠的玩具, 学校用品, 衣服, 和更多的天使飞行西部 Utah Santa Flight该公司将把这些物品送到犹他州罗斯福市一所名牌学校的学生手中.

Experiential Learning

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那是1985年我上八年级的时候, 泰勒·方纳罗通过计算获得了他家乡加州的数学竞赛系列的第二名. 现在,中学校长弗纳罗将在鸿博体育迎来数学竞赛的新时代.

Team 和 individual Mathcounts trophies are st艺术ing to pile up since Tyler rebooted 鸿博体育's Mathcounts program in 2014. 2015年,该团队在北盐湖赛区获得了第三名. In 2016, they took fourth in the chapter然后超越了一些竞争对手 fourth in the state. 今年, they took first in the chapter,然后 third in the state, 这是学校历史上第一次有一只飞狮让犹他队参加全国比赛, 还有一个在全州排名第四的学生.

罗兰堂有精力充沛的孩子,他们喜欢被刺激, 和 watching the dialogue around a math problem is really fun.-中学校长Tyler Fonarow

当泰勒还是一名中学生时,他在数学计数的竞争方面表现出色. “我希望鸿博体育的孩子有这样的机会,以不同的方式看待数学,”他说. “罗兰堂有精力充沛的孩子,他们喜欢被刺激, 和 watching the dialogue around a math problem is really fun."

根据 对非营利组织, Mathcounts provides students with "experiences that foster growth 和 transcend fear to lay a foundation for future success.“Mathcounts 比赛 take place at four levels—school, chapter, state, 和 national—和 each level has four rounds. 在冲刺阶段,学生有40分钟的时间来解决30道数学题. 在目标回合中,他们在每组6分钟内解决4对问题. 在小组比赛中,4名学生在20分钟内合作解决10道数学题. 最后, 倒数计时被认为是最严格的:学生们正面交锋,最多有45秒的时间说出问题的正确答案.

在Mathcounts章节或国家比赛的专注程度和强度可与任何田径锦标赛相媲美,包括泰勒, 谁执教了15年的足球. 他一边笑,一边模仿着抖腿的动作, nail-biting experience of watching his math students on stage during the countdown round: "的 only thing that's been as stressful for me is watching a penalty kick in soccer." View the Mathcounts是多方面的 problem of the week, 和 imagine a middle schooler solving that problem quickly, flawlessly, 和 with an audience.

学生们迎接挑战. “它让数学变得更有趣,七年级学生柯蒂斯·谢弗说, 他是一名篮球运动员,也是罗兰霍尔四人数学计数竞赛队中最年轻的学生. “像我这样更有竞争力的人...it makes you want to win."

泰勒说,数学计数为那些擅长数学的学生提供了一个机会. Eighth grader Andrew Yang, 罗兰霍尔是第一个参加全国数学计数锦标赛的学生, echoed that thought. “这是高层次思考的一大步,”他说. 例如,数学计算问题不仅仅是简单地计算圆的面积. “你需要更多地考虑这些问题."

Mathcounts—coupled with the 中学's math faculty 和 curriculum—has helped show students just how good they are in the subject. 泰勒说,他为学生们发展出一种围绕数学才能的文化感到骄傲. “对于那些没有意识到自己是优秀数学学生的孩子们来说, the confidence is half of it,”他说. "Once they find success, they're going to keep working at it."

数学计数——加上中学的数学教师和课程——也帮助学生们展示了他们在这门学科上有多优秀. 八年级学生扎克·本顿(Zach 本ton)说,在今年来到罗兰学院之前,他“对数学没有那么感兴趣”. 在二月的分会比赛中, Zach took fourth place in aggregate score 和 the countdown round. At state in April, the top four students in the countdown round would make the Utah team 和 go to nationals. Zach placed fourth in Utah overall 和 fifth in the countdown round, one question away from joining Andrew at nationals—quite an accomplishment for a student who was previously unsure of his math prowess. "鸿博体育 has really strengthened my math skills," Zach said.

泰勒说,他为学生们发展出一种围绕数学才能的文化感到骄傲. “对于那些没有意识到自己是优秀数学学生的孩子们来说, the confidence is half of it,”他说. "Once they find success, they're going to keep working at it."

七年级学生凯特琳·贝茨(Kaitlyn Bates)也表示赞同:“当你做对一件事时,它能增强你的信心,”她说. 当你出错时,它也能帮助你."

数学计数还可以培养不同年级的友谊. Seventh grader Lizzie Carlin said of working with her older peers, “很高兴看到他们是如何解决问题的, 然后他们可以帮助我学习下次做什么."

At nationals in Orl和o, 佛罗里达, 安德鲁在224名学生中排名第144位, 和 Utah ranked 28th out of 56 teams—a huge improvement from last year's ranking of 46th. “我对此感到非常自豪,”他说.

安德鲁体现了在数数上取得成功的成长心态. 在六年级, 他说他勉强获得了罗兰霍尔数学计数小组的第四名,也是最后一名. 泰勒举行了一次模拟比赛,安德鲁以一分的优势击败了第五名学生. 从那时起,他定下了参加全国数学计数赛的目标,并朝着这个目标努力. “如果你真的想做得好,你就得努力工作, 进入六年级后,无论你的数学成绩如何,你都有很大的机会取得好成绩,”他说. 安德鲁在学校每周的练习只包括10%的数学计算学习. 他花了大量的学习时间在互联网上研究比赛中提出的问题, 然后练习这些问题.

Andrew said doubts crept in, but didn't stop him: "I thought there would be four kids that are better than me in Mathcounts, 那我就能赢全国赛了,”他说. “但我坚持工作,终于到了那里."

像扎克, 在某种程度上是为了在新学校结识新朋友, 安德鲁强调,数学计数并不全是工作,没有娱乐. 安德鲁和他在犹他的队友建立了联系,他们通过社交媒体保持联系. In Orl和o, they hung out together in a hotel room, talked, joked, 和 played video games. “这是一种很酷的与人交谈和交朋友的方式,”他说. “鸿博体育实际上只是孩子,鸿博体育也想玩得开心."

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