• VCHS DUSO Math League Team
     Advisors:          Mrs. Quitoni         and         Mr. Stout

    Valley Central Math Team:

    Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!!!

    We will be fielding as many five-member teams as we can, but each school in a section can only field four (4) teams for eligibility towards winning the section and qualifying for the sectional meet.  Each school in our Section (which includes Newburgh and Beacon), Section C, will compete on five different occasions, one Wednesday a month each month from October to February (Important Note - Our December meet will be on Thursday, December 6th since VC has a half day of school on the actual league date.  DUSO League has been informed of and approved this change).  Four out of the five competitions will be with the other teams coming to Valley Central High School and will compete in the North Cafeteria, usually starting after post-session and finishing up at around 4:30 pm.  There is one meet, in January, that will be done separate in individual districts with only our home teams and will take place in Mrs. Quitoni’s classroom.

    If your team scores high enough or wins our section, you will be invited to compete in the DUSO (Dutchess-Ulster-Sullivan-Orange) Math League championships in March of this school year.

    Student attendance and success in the five section meets will determine which five students (plus one alternate, if desired) will represent Valley Central as a team(s). 

    Once sectionals is completed, the top approximately 35 students from the entire league are invited to represent DUSO in the New York State Math League (NYSML) State Championship meet in April.  This year's State Meet will take place locally in Middletown, NY.

    While we don't have any formal or informal practices but there is a resource tab on this page that contains the types of problems you may see during the meets.  As more resources become available I will post them.  I will try to post the questions and answers to the prior years' meets.

    Click here for the 2018-2019 Schedule of Meets

    As host to the meets, we ask members of the math team to volunteer to bring in a snack or drink for all of the attending students, including those from different schools.  Snacks typically consist of cookies, chips, cheese and crackers, brownies, cup cakes, water, and caprisun.  In January, Mrs. Quitoni and Mr. Stout treat the team to pizza for the meet.   
    There is an individual award to try for, the Berman-Rockow Scholarship.  Criteria for the award are that the candidate is at least a second-year member of the team, exhibits a high degree of enthusiasm for the kind of problem-solving called for in mathematical contests, engenders a palpable esprit d’corps among his/her fellow mathletes, is and understands what it means to be a team player, shows a willingness to take on some responsibility for the “success” of the team (however the team defines that success), and demonstrates the insight to be a problem-poser as well as a problem-solver.