Mathematics at Mass Academy is taught by
Mr. Regele, and like many other classes at MAMS this course challenges
us to think critically through a variety of math modeling problems
with no obvious solution. This challenges us to evaluate multiple
approaches to a single problem and determine the most accurate model
to fit a particular scenario. Additionally, there is an emphasis on
effectively communicating our solution to problems through individual
and group presentations.
HiMCM is a high school
mathematical modeling competition that introduces students to solving
real-world modeling problems using the skills they learn in school
and present that solution in a paper. For this year's challenge, my group chose the problem in which we were tasked with
designing the optimal energy storage system given an array of different batteries with varying specifications.
We chose this problem because we felt that our group's software development skills could be utilized more effectively
with this challenge.
The Epsilon School of Mathematics problem introduces us to a real-world scenario where the school undergoes a population increase.
In this case, we are tasked with finding the optimal way to hire new faculty to accommodate the larger student body.