New York State Mathematics Association Of Two Year Colleges

MATH LEAGUE

NYSMATYC Math League

About the NYSMATYC Math League

Each year, NYSMATYC holds two math league competitions in the fall and spring at two-year college campuses across New York State. Each college encourages students to take a timed exam consisting of approximately twenty questions, of which the top five scores are combined to form that school’s team score. In the spring, the fall and spring scores are added, and one college is crowned champion for that academic year. Awards are distributed at the NYSMATYC Annual Conference in April.

Top individual competitors are honored at the Annual Conference as well. Typically, prizes include mathematical software generously donated by math league sponsors, as well as subscriptions to mathematical and scientific journals.

2018 – 2019 Winners

Congratulations to LaGuardia Community College for winning the 2018 – 2019 Mathematics Competition, and to Nicholas Allen of Genesee Community College, for being the year’s top finishing individual! Prizes for the top competitors will be distributed at the NYSMATYC Annual Conference in Corning, NY on April 12th 2019.

How to Participate

The math league coordinator for NYSMATYC is Abe Mantell from Nassau Community College. Abe generously donates his time and energy to writing each exam and coordinating each event with campus representatives from across the state. If you are a student interested in competing, or a faculty member interested in getting a team together for your college, Abe will gladly give you guidance. Please contact him at Abraham.Mantell@ncc.edu

Full Results and Other Information

You can find full results to our most recent competitions for both teams and individuals, as well as past winners and sample exams, by clicking the links below:

History of the NYSMATYC Math League

After a panel discussion on mathematics competition at the 1970 Annual NYSMATYC Conference, eight New York State community colleges agreed to hold a math contest in the spring of 1970. A total of fifty students participated in the contest. The winning team was from Jamestown Community College. This event represented the beginning of the Two-Year College Mathematics League.

The 1970-71 academic year was the first full year of competition. Four contests were to be administered each year. Carmine DeSanto (Nassau Community College) was coordinator of the League, a position he would maintain until 1977. Expenses incurred by the League (mailing, prizes, printing, etc.) were paid by NYSMATYC and the MATYC Journal.

Unfortunately, only four New York State community colleges participated in the 1970-71 competition. It was agreed that in order to arouse greater interest and competition, membership in the League be extended to all two-year colleges in the nation. The name was changed to the National Student Two- Year College Mathematics League.

Over the next several years, membership in the Math League increased slowly but steadily. By 1977, twenty one two-year colleges were participating in the Math League including seven New York State colleges. In 1978, the sponsorship of the National Math League was assumed by AMATYC.

In 1980, the NYSMATYC Executive Board decided to form a Mathematics League for New York State two-year colleges. Such a league would provide a challenge and inspire interest in mathematics as well as provide friendly competition among the two-year colleges in the state. Colleges could elect to participate in the national competition, as well. Don Cohen (SUNY Cobleskill) agreed to coordinate the state competition.

The 1980-81 academic year was the first year of activity. Two contests were administered– the first in the fall and the second in the spring. The combined scores of the top five scorers from each college comprised the total team score. This format has continued to the present. Seven two-year colleges participated, with Corning Community College emerging as the winner. The winning team received a plaque and members of the winning team received t-shirt awards. The top five scorers received a pen set.

Under the leadership of Don Cohen from 1980-1982 and subsequent direction given by Tom Enderli (Alfred, 1982-1983), Richard Rupprecht (Jamestown Community College, 1983-1986), Paul O’Heron (Broome Community College, 1986-1990), Joan Shack (Hudson Valley Community College, 1990-1992), Don Willner (Mohawk Valley Community College, 1992-2009), and Abe Mantell (Nassau Community College, 2009-present), the Math League has grown to over five-hundred students (and sometimes over seven-hundred!) from twenty-seven two-year colleges participating in the competition. One of the highlights of the Annual Spring Conference is the announcement of the winning team along with the individual winners.

A traveling team plaque resides at the campus of the winning team each year. Prizes for the ten top- scoring individual contestants (combined fall/spring contest scores) have included mathematics software (such as Maple, MathCAD, Derive, Scientific Notebook, and Minitab), calculators (Texas Instruments) and selections from mathematics, science, and computer books.

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Journal Choices for Winners

The top winners of the NYSMATYC mathematics competition are awarded subscriptions of their choice to journals having a mathematics, scientific, computer, or related flavor. Some recent choices are listed below, but other choices may be honored.

Chance – Specializes in articles about statistics and computing and is intended for someone interested in data analysis. It is a cultural record of an evolving field and not just for professionals. (Quarterly.)

Math Horizons – Magazine for students interested in mathematics that aims to expand their intellectual and career horizons. (Quarterly.)

Popular Science – The “What’s New” magazine of science and technology. Covering the latest developments in cars, electronics, communications, tools, energy, aviation, science, space exploration and much more. (Monthly.)

Discover – Each issue covers a large range of science including ancient life, medicine, space, the environment, physics and developments in technology. As well, it profiles the men and women behind today s technical advancements. (Monthly.)

Scientific American – A leading science magazine that contains articles on recent observations, investigations and developments in science-related fields. (Monthly.)

Games – An interactive magazine devoted to entertaining & involving its readers with puzzles and games. (10 issues/year)

Sky & Telescope – An amateur astronomy magazine with feature articles on new developments in the science, plus departments on books, observing, equipment, computer software and sky predictions. (Monthly.)

PC World – An excellent source of information on how to select, buy, and use computer products and services for home and business. It’s packed with award-winning articles, monthly Top 100 PC and product rankings, evaluations and ratings from the PC World Test Center, tips, how-tos, consumer advice, step-by-step guides, and more.

Wired – This magazine is edited for leaders in the field of digital information including top tier managers, creators and professionals in the computer, business, design, entertainment, media and education industries. The editorial focus is on how technology affects life.

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2018 / 2019 TEAM RESULTS

RANK COLLEGE FALL SPRING COMBINED
1 LaGuardia CC 215 185 400
2 MonroeCC 124 106 230
3 Kingsborough CC 125 87 212
4 Hudson Valley CC 120 75 195
5 Broome CC 123 65 188
6 Genesee CC 124 52 176
7 Westchester CC 63 99 162
8 Mohawk Valley CC 91 70 161
9 Queensborough CC 65 90 155
10 Rockland CC 75 79 154
11 Suffolk CC (combined) 85 62 147
12 Nassau CC 84 62 146
13 Corning CC 80 65 145
14 Finger Lakes CC 69 75 144
15 Borough of Manhattan CC 44 75 119
16 Morrisville State College 81 34 115
17 Onondaga CC 75 28 103
18 Bronx CC 78   78
19 Alfred State College 68 9 77
20 Fulton-Montgomery CC 59 16 75
20 Jefferson CC 53 22 75
22 Cayuga CC 35 25 60
22 Jamestown CC 60   60
24 Tompkins Cortland CC 35 21 56
25 Erie CC – North 53   53
26 Hostos CC 48   48
27 Sullivan CC   4 4

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RANK COLLEGE FALL SPRING COMBINED
1 LaGuardia CC 215 185 400
2 MonroeCC 124 106 230
3 Kingsborough CC 125 87 212
4 Hudson Valley CC 120 75 195
5 Broome CC 123 65 188
6 Genesee CC 124 52 176
7 Westchester CC 63 99 162
8 Mohawk Valley CC 91 70 161
9 Queensborough CC 65 90 155
10 Rockland CC 75 79 154
11 Suffolk CC (combined) 85 62 147
12 Nassau CC 84 62 146
13 Corning CC 80 65 145
14 Finger Lakes CC 69 75 144
15 Borough of Manhattan CC 44 75 119
16 Morrisville State College 81 34 115
17 Onondaga CC 75 28 103
18 Bronx CC 78   78
19 Alfred State College 68 9 77
20 Fulton-Montgomery CC 59 16 75
20 Jefferson CC 53 22 75
22 Cayuga CC 35 25 60
22 Jamestown CC 60   60
24 Tompkins Cortland CC 35 21 56
25 Erie CC – North 53   53
26 Hostos CC 48   48
27 Sullivan CC   4 4

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2018 / 2019 INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

RANK STUDENT COLLEGE FALL/SPRING COMBINED
1 Allen, Nicholas Genesee CC 56 / 39 95
2 Xu, Ziyi LaGuardia CC 48 / 40 128
3 Wang, Panqian LaGuardia CC 40 / 45 85
4 Hu, HongZhong LaGuardia CC 46 / 35 81
5 Han, Sang Hun Borough of Manhattan CC – / 75 75
6 Liang, ZhiYing Kinsborough CC 43 / 26 69
7 Ogden, Prescott Monroe CC 37 / 32 69
8 Zhu, Dihui Kinsborough CC 31 / 34 65
9 Lee, Shinyeong Queensborough CC 25 / 35 60
9 Li, Leji LaGuardia CC 34 / 26 60
11 Ham, Seong Ju Bronx CC 59 / – 59
12 Holmes, Timothy Suffolk CC (Combined) 22 / 26 48
13 He, Shanren LaGuardia CC 47 / – 47
13 Tran, Nhu Bao Quang Monroe CC 19 / 28 47
15 So, Murata Jamestown CC – Jamestown 44 / – 44
16 Anderson-Moser, Devin Jefferson CC 24 / 18 42
17 Upson, Kyle Monroe CC 24 / 16 40
18 Huang, Bai LaGuardia CC – / 39 39
18 Isobe, Takahito Rockland CC 39 / – 39
18 Whoriskey, Bridget Broome CC 39 / – 39
21 Contard, Lauren Borough of Manhattan CC 37 / – 37
21 Huang, Fenghai Westchester CC – / 37 37
21 Lemus, Jonathan Suffolk CC (Combined) 21 / 16 37
24 Kang, Eugene Morrisville State College 36 / – 36
24 Lin, Hau Kinsborough CC 26 / 10 36
26 Mao, Zeren Mohawk Valley CC 19 / 16 35
27 Mosher, Krystofer Corning CC 19 / 15 34
28 Masten, Benjamin Onondaga CC 17 / 15 32
29 Li, Hongjin Morrisville State College 31 / – 31
29 Paigo, Joseph Hudson Valley CC 31 / – 31
31 Bueti, Paul Broome CC 30 / – 30
32 Choi, Sharon Nassau CC – / 29 29
33 Bennet, Max Finger Lakes CC 28 / – 28
33 Zhang, Tongji Hudson Valley CC 28 / – 28
35 Riesman-Tremonte, Elliot Westchester CC 25 / – 25
36 Bocola, Richard Westchester CC 18 / 5 – 23
36 Cao, Wenjie Nassau CC 23 / – 23
36 Carbone, Jacob Monroe CC 23 / – 23
36 Doud, Pierce Hudson Valley CC 23 / – 23
36 Qi, Pan Queensborough CC – / 23 23
36 Tejeira, Manuel Westchester CC 12 / 11 23
42 Bolton, Jacob Genesee CC 22 / – 22
43 Bhargava, Aditya Finger Lakes CC – / 21 21
44 King, Will Nassau CC 21 / – 21
44 Sax, Trevor Alfred State College 21 / – 21
44 Scheidt, Steven Monroe CC 21 / – 21
44 Shepardson, Trey Broome CC 21 / – 21
48 Chen, Xiaoying Broome CC – / 20 20
48 Kelley, John Westchester CC – / 20 20
48 Sloth, Henry Finger Lakes CC – / 20 20
48 Trzepacz, Tanner Mohawk Valley CC 20 / – 20
52 Arrais, Arman Mohawk Valley CC – / 19 19
52 Aserian, Kyle Mohawk Valley CC 19 / – 19
52 Bobrow, Ansel Rockland CC – / 19 19
52 Henry, Sabrina Alix Rockland CC – / 19 19
52 Johnson, Maya Tompkins Cortland CC – / 19 19
52 Jordan, Hunter Broome CC 19 / – 19
52 Neumann, Carter Genesee CC 19 / – 19
52 Reynolds, Maria Hudson Valley CC 19 / – 19
52 Tuttman, Anna Hudson Valley CC 19 / – 19
61 Farnsworth, Emma Finger Lakes CC 18/ – 18
61 Lin, Yu Cheng Morrisville State College – / 18 18
61 Osborne, Robert Fulton-Montgomery CC 18 / – 18
61 Ryan, Tanner Corning CC 18 / – 18
61 Stuhlman, Joshua Mohawk Valley CC 18 / – 18
66 Beberwyck, Val Hudson Valley CC – / 17 17
66 Filer, Bailey Cayuga CC 10 / 7 17
66 Lewandowski, Samuel Monroe CC – / 17 17
66 Li, Xinlong Queensborough CC – / 17 17
66 Male, Brandon Onondaga CC 17 / – 17
66 Mickus, Jaime Fulton-Montgomery CC 17 / – 17
72 Bastos, Emanual Fulton-Montgomery CC – / 16 16
72 Bennitt, Alexander Corning CC 16 / – 16
72 Kolodny, Naftoli Rockland CC – / 16 16
72 Orellana, Edwin Nassau CC 16 / – 16
72 Rosario, David Bronx CC 16 / – 16
72 Stattler, Kevein Finger Lakes CC – / 16 16
72 Torns, John Michael Suffolk CC (Combined) 16 / – 16
72 Walker, Michael Cayuga CC 10 / 6 16
72 Yoo, Heesung Westchester CC – / 16 16
81 Bala, Brett Mohawk Valley CC 15 / – 15
81 Phan, Vinh Queensborough CC 15 / – 15
81 Rabe, Kaitlin Mohawk Valley CC 15 / – 15
81 Rasmussen, Jeff Broome CC – / 15 15
81 Rodriguez, Jordan Hudson Valley CC – / 15 15
81 Ryu, Brian Queensborough CC 15 / – 15
81 Segerstrom, Eric Hudson Valley CC – / 15 15
81 Spade, Gabriel Westchester CC – / 15 15
81 Weimer, Samuel Corning CC – / 15 15
90 Cepulo, Nicholas Finger Lakes CC 14 / – 14
90 Chekhov, Mikhail Erie CC (North) 14 / – 14
90 Cornwell, Jacob Corning CC – / 14 14
90 Epp, Stephen Corning CC 14 / – 14
90 Harvey, Matt Rockland CC 14 / – 14
90 Hawthorne, Jonathan Tompkins Cortland CC 14 / – 14
90 Hempstead, Carter Hudson Valley CC – / 14 14
90 Iglesias-Cardinale, Vincent Genesee CC 14 / – 14
90 Jinkyam, Park Morrisville State College – / 14 14
90 Leicht, Andrew Hudson Valley CC – / 14 14
90 Oligny, Brandon Onondaga CC 14 / – 14
90 Rodionova, Alisa Broome CC 14 / – 14
90 Simons, Phillip Erie CC (North) 14 / – 14
90 Soe, Lah Alfred State College 14 / – 14
90 Zeng, XinYu Kinsborough CC 14 / – 14
105 Cooper, Collin Corning CC 13 / – 13
105 Daugherty, Dayne Morrisville State College 14 / -1 13
105 DuYang, Tien-An Monroe CC – / 13 13
105 Kabore, Hamidou Hostoc CC 13 / – 13
105 Ko, Suugmin Jamestown CC – Jamestown 13 / – 13
105 Lopez-Perez, James Suffolk CC (Combined) 13 / – 13
105 Louscher, Hunter Fulton-Montgomery CC 13 / – 13
105 Mann, Charles Genesee CC 13 / – 13
105 Zahed, Nasrin Suffolk CC (Combined) 13 / – 13
114 Brandt, James Suffolk CC (Combined) 12 / – 12
114 Gopper, Cassandra Mohawk Valley CC – / 12 12
114 Horne, Emily Nassau CC 12 / – 12
114 Janis, Max Mohawk Valley CC – / 12 12
114 Lin, Yi Kinsborough CC – / 12 12
114 Ouedraogo, Baowend Hostoc CC 12 / – 12
114 Yang, Yujie Nassau CC 12 / – 12
121 Arbogast, Steven Mohawk Valley CC – / 11 11
121 Barber, Orion Broome CC – / 11 11
121 DuBois, Jazmyn Alfred State College 11 / – 11
121 Hertelendy, Joe Westchester CC 11 / – 11
121 Klein, Ryan Broome CC – / 11 11
121 McDowell, Ryan Alfred State College 11 / – 11
121 Philip, Joshua Nassau CC – / 11 11
121 Ruttan, Kayla Jefferson CC 9 / 2 11
121 Smaldone, Anthony Corning CC – / 11 11
121 Stauffeneker, Jordan Alfred State College 11 / – 11
121 Vlasenko, Alexander Kinsborough CC 11 / – 11
132 Bakhour, Ndeye Hostoc CC 10 / – 10
132 Boje, Brandon Finger Lakes CC – / 10 10
132 Cortez-Portillo, Douglas Suffolk CC (Combined) 10 / – 10
132 Hunter, Brendon Jefferson CC 10 / – 10
132 Nasto, Kristo Corning CC – / 10 10
132 Xia, David Queensborough CC – / 10 10

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Winning Teams of Mathematics Contests

YEAR WINNING TEAM
2018-2019 LaGuardia CC
2017-2018 LaGuardia CC
2016-2017 Queensborough CC
2015-2016 Queensborough CC
2014-2015 Queensborough CC
2013-2014 Queensborough CC
2012-2013 Queensborough CC
2011-2012 Queensborough CC
2010-2011 Hudson Valley CC
2009-2010 Queensborough CC
2008-2009 Genesee CC
2007-2008 Monroe CC
2006-2007 Nassau CC
2005-2006 Nassau CC
2004-2005 Westchester CC
2003-2004 Monroe CC
2002-2003 Onondaga CC
2001-2002 Broome CC
2000-2001 Hudson Valley CC
1999 – 2000 Onondaga CC
1998 – 1999 Cayuga CC
1997 – 1998 Borough of Manhattan CC
1996 – 1997 Cayuga CC
1995 – 1996 Mohawk Valley CC
1994 – 1995 Hudson Valley CC
1993 – 1994 Queensborough CC
1992 – 1993 Onondaga CC
1991 – 1992 Onondaga CC
1990 – 1991 Broome CC
1989 – 1990 Corning CC
1988 – 1989 Hudson Valley CC
1987 – 1988 Hudson Valley CC
1986 – 1987 Broome CC
1985 – 1986 Ulster CC
1984 – 1985 Monroe CC
1983 – 1984 Monroe CC
1982 – 1983 Monroe CC
1981 – 1982 Monroe CC
1980 – 1981 Corning CC

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