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Students divide themselves into workspaces to take the AMC 10 and 12 in Taper Gymnasium.

Students compete in AMC

Kriste An November 9, 2021

Upper school students will participate in the annual American Mathematics Competition (AMC) 10/12 in Taper Gym on Nov. 10 and 16. The AMC 10/12 is a 25-question, 75-minute multiple-choice exam with...

Departing Teacher: Michael Mori

James Hess May 31, 2021

Math Teacher Michael Mori will retire after 46 years of teaching, 28 of which were spent at the Upper School. Mori began his career at the Los Angeles Unified School District, where he spent 18 years...

Helston joins math department

September 13, 2018

Joshua Helston, the Former Assistant Professor and Chair of the Math department of Mount Saint Mary's University, joined the upper school math department this year. After receiving a bachelor's degree...

Thill to teach at the Episcopal School of LA

Lindsay Wu June 1, 2018

Math teacher Bill Thill will depart at the end of this year and work as the math department head at the Episcopal School of Los Angeles. At his new school, Thill will be leading his colleagues in restructuring...

Derric Chien: Math

Keila McCabe August 31, 2017

Former Calculus tutor for undergraduate and graduate students, Derric Chien will join the math department this year. He will be teaching Precalculus: Trigonometry and Function, Data Structures and Design...

Math teacher to retire

Saba Nia June 1, 2017

Completing her 34 year tenure with the school, math teacher Beverly Feulner will retire at the end of the school year to return to her roots in Pennsylvania with her husband, science teacher John Feulner. "I’ve...

Math teacher Adam Varney. Credit: Matthew Druyanoff/Chronicle

Adam Varney: Math

August 31, 2016

Adam Varney has joined the upper school as a math teacher and will teach Algebra II with Analysis, Precalculus: Trigonometry and Functions and Introduction to Calculus Honors. Varney attended the University...

Math competition draws low turnout

Elly Choi February 13, 2016

Students took the American Math Competition exam Feb. 2 during first and second period in the Chalmers lounge. This year, 53 students in total took the AMC 10 and 12. Last year, 98 students took the test. “This...

Students compete in math exam contest

Danielle Spitz February 1, 2016

Upper school students were encouraged to participate in the annual American High School Math Competition that took place Feb. 2. Last year, 98 students took part in the competition to see where they stood...

MathCounts is 15th in state math contest

Benjamin Most March 18, 2015

The Harvard-Westlake Middle School MathCounts team earned 15th place in the March 14 state MathCounts math competition at University of California, Irvine after earning third place in the chapter division...

Mathematics class changes course name

Sophie Kupiec-Weglinski November 19, 2014

The Topics in Calculus and Statistics math class has changed its name to Calculus and Statistics. The new name was deemed simpler and more streamlined. Upper School Mathematics Department Head Paula Evans...

Students to display research, new technology at STEMfest event

Pim Otero April 30, 2014

A special assembly schedule for STEMfest May 21 will allow upper school students and faculty time to view a variety of research by students, such as an Unmanned Aviation Vehicle (a drone), a Quadcopter...

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