Mu Alpha Theta prepares for first major competition

The Alpha Theta team reviews their training for one of the biggest competitions of the year, the FAMAT,  which will be in Altamonte Springs on Jan. 31.

“We didn’t do well at all last year,” senior Chris Latta said. “Only one person received an award but the expectation is very high this year because of all the returning members and new promising teammates.”

The competition lasts from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and the team gets 30 minutes of break between the individual and team portion.

“I hang out with my teammates before going to the competition,” junior Srimayi Tenali said. “We wouldn’t talk about math at all and try to relax and freshen our minds.”

For the individual round, each competitor receives an hour to solve 30 problems and for the team portion, each team tries to get the correct answer in the shortest amount of time.

“I learned more than just math from the competition,” senior Robbie Breininger said. “My teamwork skill improves a lot and I learn to do things faster.”

The math team has two more FAMAT competitions left, one in February and one in March.

By Trung Van