Saturday, February 16, 2008

59th Annual American Mathematics Contest 12

Hello All,

The American Mathematics Contest 12 (AMC) was distributed Tuesday morning at nerd school. Much to by delight, it was an exhilarating challenge full of unusual problems with unconventional answers. I hope to take Advanced Problem Solving next trimester if I can talk the registar into moving my schedule around. While the official results are not back yet, the answers were posted on a bulletin board after the test. I scored just 2.5 points short of qualifying for the next round. One question would have made all the difference. Just wait until next year.


Thursday, February 7, 2008

Pancake Tip

When making pancakes, always include one ingredient that you are unsure of the origin of.

For example:

  • Use up that little bag of unlabeled flour that’s been hiding in the corner of the fridge.
  • “Is this wheat germ, or some kind of ground nuts in this jar?” Throw it in!
  • Not sure if it’s yogurt or sour cream? Whatever…

This will help guaranty hearty, one-of-a-kind pancakes.

Beware: Sunflower seeds do go stale.