Math Field Day
The first ever traditional Math Club Field Day was a rousing success, challenging teams of Central Catholic students to feats of both physical and intellectual skill. Each team had to complete a circuit of 5 stations run by Math Club volunteers: 1) bobbing for apples, then calculating their volume, 2) setting a football-throwing machine for maximum distance, 3) using math clues to decipher the combination for a lock, 4) solving an equation, then knocking over a bottle whose size depended on the difficulty of the question solved, and 5) estimating the number of objects in a bottle, then drawing cards to try to improve your estimate and win donuts.
Teams could garner up to 10 points for the top performance at any station, and the competition was spirited but friendly. The winning team, the Regulators, had three first place finishes on the way to 38 points, and scored themselves a large pizza. Congrats to them, and thanks to all who participated!