# Mu Alpha Theta (Mathematics Club)

## Purpose

The Mu Alpha Theta (μαΘ) club at Ohlone is for students who house a passion for mathematics.

The main purpose of the club is also its cause of existence: to prepare a strong Ohlone team to represent the college in the national AMATYC mathematics competition. When not preparing for the tests, the club members indulge in solving interesting mathematics problems.

## Meeting Information

During Spring 2015, the Mu Alpha Theta (μαΘ) club meets every Friday. For the first Friday in each month, the meeting period is from 2:45pm to 3:45pm. For the remaining Fridays in each month, the meeting period is from 1:45pm-2:45pm. Meetings are in Room HH-218, Hyman Hall, second floor, Fremont campus.

## Club Advisor

Geoffrey Hirsch

Mu Alpha Theta (μαΘ) Club Advisor

ghirsch@ohlone.edu

## Club Officers

- President: Li Cao (Charlie)
- Vice President: Rongzhao Huang (Levin)
- Secretary: Site Bai (Bai)
- Treasurer: Fang Lin (Mikayla)
- ICC Representative: Htet Htwe Htwe (Denna)
- Publicity: Zhaoling Hong (Claire)

## Membership

To become a member of the Mu Alpha Theta (μαΘ) club you must be an Ohlone College student. A passion for mathematics is a plus but not necessary. In order to join, please come to one of our regular meetings and approach anyone among our friendly group.

## The AMATYC Test

AMATYC is an acronym for American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges. This AMATYC Test is conducted by the above mentioned group.

### Time

This test has two rounds to it. The first round is administered during fall semester. The date is usually around early November.

The second round of this test is administered during the spring semester and is usually set in March.

Students are not required to take both tests. A student who did not take the first test can take the second test.

### Format

This test consists of 20 multiple choice questions which require very deep understanding of pre-calculus-level Mathematics. Each correct response fetches you 2 points and each incorrect response reduces your score by 0.5 points. There is no penalty for questions you leave blank.

Past Student Mathematics League (SML) questions and answer keys are available on the AMATYC website.