The Boys' Latin NSBE Math Team competed in its first Try-Math-a-Lon in 2012 at the NSBE Annual Convention in Pittsburgh. Since then, students have competed in a number of competitions in multiple states and around Philadelphia. Students meet twice a week and on select Saturdays to prepare for competitions throughout the year. In addition, students complete community service projects and fundraise to attend competitions. Students have competed at the following competitions since 2012: - 2012 NSBE Annual Convention Try-Math-a-Lon USA Competition (Pittsburgh)
- 2012 NSBE Annual Convention Boeing Flight Challenge (Pittsburgh)--second place
- 2012 NSBE Region II Fall Regional Conference Try-Math-a-Lon Competition(Norfolk, Virginia)--top six team, third place in quiz bowl, perfect individual test scorer
- 2013 NSBE Annual Convention Amazing Race: Math Edition (Indianapolis, Indiana)
- 2013 Philadelphia March Math Madness--second place
- 2013 Community College of Philadelphia Colonial Math Challenge--third place
In addition, students are making plans to attend the following competitions during the 2013-2014 school year: - NSBE Region II Fall Regional Conference Try-Math-a-Lon (Charlotte, North Carolina)
- Philadelphia Engineering and Math Challenge at Drexel University
The Boys' Latin NSBE Math Team at the Amazing Race: Math Edition in IndianapolisTeachers and students (grades 9-12) from nine Philadelphia public schools participated in the first-ever March Math Madness competition on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. March Math Madness, hosted by the Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia junior chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers in partnership with the NSBE chapter at the University of Pennsylvania, is a fast-paced mathematics competition that pushes high-achieving high school students to solve problems using logic and reasoning. March Math Madness also allows students to sharpen teamwork skills and prepare for the SAT. The competition capitalizes upon the excitement surrounding the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament and emphasizes that college readiness involves a strong foundation in mathematics and the ability to think critically. Results Division I Champions: Academy at PalumboDivision I Runners-up: Boy' Latin of Philadelphia Charter School Division II Champions: Olney Charter High School Most Valuable Player (Highest Individual Score): Angelo D., Academy at Palumbo Participating Schools Academy at PalumboBoy' Latin of Philadelphia Charter School George Washington Carver High School for Engineering and Science Communications Technology High School Mastery Charter School--Lenfest Campus Mastery Charter School--Pickett Campus Olney Charter High School Parkway Northwest High School for Peace and Social JusticeUniversity City High School Promise Academy Sponsors and Supporters Boys' Latin NSBE Jr. ChapterUniversity of Pennsylvania NSBE Chapter Boys' Latin Extended Family Network Toi September Ford |