By Prisca To
The Calculus students at Legend High School had the opportunity to participate in the annual Calculus Bowl. This event was held on Wednesday, Apr. 9 at Gateway High School. Calculus bowl games are held in Wyoming, Texas, Rhode Island, and now Colorado as well.
Students in the calc bowl have one minute to answer questions about calculus and precalculus, designed to test students’ mathematical knowledge and skill.
“The calc bowl is fun, intense, fast-paced, and I loved it,” said Cynthia Henderson, the Calculus teacher at Legend High School. Henderson teaches calculus AB and BC, and also prepped her students that participated in this event.
Three teams from Legend High School participated in this event. All three teams made it to the semi-finals and two of the teams advanced to the finals. Legend’s teams won the best costume award and the best team spirit.
Students and teachers came to watch and support Legend’s team. Math teacher Bill Murchie was present and enjoyed the event.
“It was so much fun! It was more fun than coaching a basketball game,” Murchie said.
Henderson’s favorite part of the calc bowl was watching her students go against the best students in the state and stand out.
“It was absolutely amazing!” Marlena Long, a senior at Legend High School who went to watch. “It was so much fun!”