This year's Middle School Girls' Math Collaborative was an afternoon of problem-solving, teamwork, and lots of fun! This is the seventh year BB&N Middle School has hosted this event, which is run by Dr. Ken Fan. In addition to teaching a math section at our middle school, Dr. Fan runs Girls’ Angle, a math club for girls with a mission to “foster and nurture girls' interest in mathematics and empower them to be able to tackle any field no matter the level of mathematical sophistication.” BB&N was the first school to host a school-based program by Girls’ Angle, and this year 25 girls participated in the event. Former math teacher Randi Currier brought the program to the Middle School in 2011, and current math teacher Camilla Lau was excited to work with Dr. Fan to offer the program this year. After teaching at an all-girls school for 13 years before BB&N, Ms. Lau shares Girls’ Angle’s mission and believes opportunities like these are particularly valuable for girls this age.
The girls organized themselves and worked together to tackle some very challenging problems and puzzles. As a team, they pieced together a series of clues to discover a code that unlocked a treasure chest full of prizes just for them. It took a lot of effort, teamwork, and perseverance. The girls were amazing!
Click here to watch a video from the Girls' Math Collaborative in 2017.