What is Math Team

Math Team ia an academic co-curricular activity. Winona Senior High is a member of the Minnesota State High School Math League. The league holds five math meets during the year, one per month from November through March. WSHS is a member of a division (like a conference). We compete against the schools in our Division, with the possibility of going to a State Tournament at the end of the season.

How Does a Math meet Work?

Math Meets consist of timed written contests in four categories: Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Advanced topics (probability, logs, etc). Students score points by answering as many of the four problems as possible in a 12-minute time period. There is also a Team Event in which the Scoring team works together to solve six problems in 20 minutes. Wuth breaks, snacks, and results, a math meet lasts under two hours.

What is the Scoring Team?

For each meet, eight students make the scoring team. There will be two students in each of the four categories listed above. These students’ points count as the team score for the meet and determine the team’s place in the meet and in the division. All other team members who participate in the meet score individual points for School, Division, and State standings. Everyone participates and everyone’s points are counted!

Who Can Participate?

ANYONE. Do you enjoy solving puzzles and problems? Can you think quickly but don’t always want to show your work? Do you like to look at things in a different way? Remember, there are positions available at all levels of high school mathematics from Algebra through Pre-calculus. Two of the team members must be 9th or 10th graders.

What Should I do if Interested?

The organizational meeting will be in October. Watch the daily announcements and bulletin boards for information. See Mr. Kent Miller or any Math Team member if you have any questions.

Contact: Kent Miller