Homeschooled “mathlete” moves toward goals
We have reported before on this multi-talented girl when she achieved a perfect score on her SAT essay.
The equation was straightforward. Orcutt resident Anna Schwab multiplied x amount of studying with x number of competitions to reach her goal: qualifying for the California State MATHCOUNTS Championship.
The 13-year-old’s success came through her participation in the local MATHCOUNTS Chapter competition in San Luis Obispo on Feb. 2.
“We were totally stunned. The competition is so fierce, we were completely stunned,” said Ryan Schwab, Anna’s father.
Anna, who is home-schooled, has participated in the competition for the last three years, often against as many as 50 other Central Coast math students. Last year, she placed 10th. Read more…
14 year-old homeschooler has perfect SAT math score
One gifted child unencumbered by the system.
Michael Buttolph is the youngest kid in his pre-calculus class. A 14-year-old freshman, he will have exhausted the math curriculum at his high school by the end of next year. When he begins the next step of taking upper-level classes at a local university, Buttolph won’t even be old enough to drive.
Buttolph, of Rumney, doesn’t mind.
“It’s a lot better to be the youngest than the oldest,” he said. “They (the older kids) respect me.” Read more…
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Cool math tool
I’m no math whiz but Andrey Burkov just sent an e-mail about this cool tool he created to write fancy math equations online. Click on the example link if you (like me) don’t have a clue. Should be useful to some of you math nerds out there. Read more…