Importance of math? do they even care?





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By Sw4y (Sw4y) on Sunday, November 02, 2003 - 12:12 pm: Edit

i am top 100 students in massachusetts in this math competition (MAML) where the top students of the state compete. how much do you think colleges care?

now problem number 2...i did bad on my math sat1's (720) and math 2c (750). i hope this can show them i am good at math?

By Diconoclastx (Diconoclastx) on Sunday, November 02, 2003 - 01:30 pm: Edit

From your other posts, it sounds like you are in to politics. If you apply to schools like Yale etc, I think math can help you. But for schools like MIT, I don't think it will sound very impressive.

By Sw4y (Sw4y) on Sunday, November 02, 2003 - 01:33 pm: Edit

what about for brown lol i applied to brown early d. once its confirmed im going to send in this info to brown

By T2opine (T2opine) on Monday, November 03, 2003 - 12:06 am: Edit

How can you say that a 720 SAT1 is a bad score? That's amazing, I could NEVER get that high, and neither could most of the people in the country. Anyway, being you've competed, that does sound impressive.

By Sw4y (Sw4y) on Monday, November 03, 2003 - 12:08 am: Edit

lol i should be getting 800s cuz i know this stuff but i dont cuz i make dumb errors

By Lethalfang (Lethalfang) on Monday, November 03, 2003 - 02:33 am: Edit

Well, if this guy is top 100 in state math competition, a 720 on the SAT 1 is definitely a disappointment.
On the other hand, it can be a good thing. You have proven that you are really good at math, and now you can make an impression that you just aren't that good at taking SATs. So if your verbal score sucks, well, it's not because you are not good, but because you suck at taking SAT tests.

By Sw4y (Sw4y) on Monday, November 03, 2003 - 07:01 am: Edit

rofl im good at taking the sat's just not at taking it under pressure lol. i get over 1450+ on the 10 real sats just when it really counts i second guess and i crumble. lol. sucks to be me. but there are 50,000 top 100 kids in the us so its not that special.

By Alextmw (Alextmw) on Monday, November 03, 2003 - 07:06 am: Edit

... 50,000 top 100 kids, huh?? that cant be right!

By Sw4y (Sw4y) on Monday, November 03, 2003 - 01:10 pm: Edit

well since there are 50 states and 100 kids that are top 100 i wouldnt stand out that much right?

By Thedad (Thedad) on Monday, November 03, 2003 - 02:24 pm: Edit

[cough] 50 x 100 = 5000.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled mathematical debate.

By Sw4y (Sw4y) on Monday, November 03, 2003 - 04:29 pm: Edit

that would explain my 720 on sat 1 math

By Webhappy2 (Webhappy2) on Monday, November 03, 2003 - 06:20 pm: Edit

Your top 100 is a BS figure if you couldn't multiply 50 * 100 instantly in your head. (5*1, + 3 zeros...)

Do you have a score from a national contest that people actually know about (eg. USAMTS, AMC 12, AIME)?

By Sw4y (Sw4y) on Monday, November 03, 2003 - 06:54 pm: Edit

MAML lol

By Webhappy2 (Webhappy2) on Monday, November 03, 2003 - 08:17 pm: Edit

Haha! :)

There is a xAML for every state probably. I take most CAMLs (6 per year)... I actually have consistently screwed up, so I only have very few perfect tests (6 problems per test).

By Sw4y (Sw4y) on Monday, November 03, 2003 - 08:23 pm: Edit

mass association of math league...its 30 questions and 1 hur and 30 mins to do it i think?

By Webhappy2 (Webhappy2) on Wednesday, November 05, 2003 - 06:15 pm: Edit

Whoa! It's a different form!

Calif is 6 questions in 30 minutes. 6 of them a year.

By Sw4y (Sw4y) on Wednesday, November 05, 2003 - 06:20 pm: Edit

yea lol. i am placed as top 100 students in the state and this isnt just public schools its top private schools like andover and deerfield are in it


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