North High students will medals at math fair

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Three students from North High School received medals at the annual Al Kalfus Long Island Math Fair, sponsored by the Nassau County Association of Mathematics Supervisors (NCAMS).

Gold medals were awarded to eleventh grader Joshua Rothbaum for his presentation, “Who’s On Top?: A linear algebraic approach to tournament seedlings via Massey computation,” and ninth grader Danielle Gruber for her presentation, “An Exploration of the Relationship Between Catenaries and their Taylor Series.”

A silver medal was awarded to ninth grader Aliza Fine for her presentation, “Unveiling the Variables of Video Virality.”

In preparation for the Long Island Math Fair, students conduct extensive research on an advanced mathematical topic. Participants prepare a paper and presentation materials, and defend their research before a panel of judges who are typically teachers, college professors, or professionals in math-related fields.

The Long Island Math Fair includes two rounds of competition at Hofstra University. Winners from the first round on March 9 advanced to the second round on April 20, where they competed for gold, silver, or bronze medals.

North High Math Fair faculty advisers are Alan Schorn and Christopher Bambino.

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