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AP Calculus Students Place 1st in New York State in Continental Mathematics League Competition

 

For the first time this year, Baldwin High School placed first in New York State, second in the Tri-State, and ninth in the nation out of 56 teams in the Calculus Division of the Continental Mathematics League (CML). Under the guidance of math teacher, Alvar Garcia, the AP Calculus BC class has participated in the annual competition for nearly 20 years.

The league consists of high schools from all over the country, as well as a few that are international. Baldwin High School was the only school from Long Island to compete in 2018-2019. The Calculus Division of the competition aims to enhance the understanding of calculus, while also preparing students for the AB level of the AP Calculus examination. Scores are based on quizzes consisting of six short answer questions that are a combination of multiple choice, fill-in the blank, and true/false. Each school must then report six of the highest scores from each meet. A total of 13 students from Baldwin High School participated.

CML awards five certificates and two medals to each team who takes part in the competition. Based on their cumulative quiz results, Ryan Martin, Sean Quane, Oluwatosin Adesina, Giovanni Alayan and John Strategakos received certificates. In addition, Ryan Martin and Sean Quane, who tied for first, each received the medal.