BY AGAVNI MEHRABI
Mu Alpha Theta participated in the James S. Rickards Fall Invitational at St. Andrew Catholic School on Nov. 16. Junior and Mu Alpha Theta competition captain Mahadev Josyabhatla said the event was valuable practice for future matches.
“This competition is particularly important for our team because it is the first game of the season,” Josyabhatla said. “This allows us to get a feel for where we are at the beginning of the year so we can practice ahead of time.”
AP Calculus and AP Computer Science Principles teacher and co-club adviser Ari Novick said this competition offered tests in a variety of divisions including Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Precalculus, Statistics and Calculus. He said individual club members were able to take two separate 60-minute tests with 30 questions each, as well as a divisional team test.
“Although the setup of the competition is similar to others throughout the year, this one is somewhat unique in question material,” Novick said. “This is because these questions were locally written by James S. Rickards High School instead of by the Mu Alpha Theta National Organization.”
Josyabhatla said competitions like this one are what make the club what it is. He said the club readily takes on such tasks by working on strategies, asking club advisers for helpand working as a team.
“Competitions are fun since everyone in the club loves to take challenges,” Josyabhatla said. “We participate in them for the same reason we have joined this club, which is to enjoy the excitement of pushing our numerical abilities further.”