Monday, November 7, 2011

Meanwhile, while the boys were doing sporty things...

Rebecca spent all day at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. The same school President Obama recently visited. It's a school very near where my parents live and with the day starting at 8 a.m. she spent the night with my folks and they took her to school. For the next 8 hours she did math, math and more math with other kids who did a lot of math. She felt out of her league with some of these kids even with taking Algebra at the high school. The entire collective of middle schoolers ranged from those in 6th grade honors math, to those in pre-Calculus.

There were 235 kids. Rebecca is somewhere in the back.

11/5/11: Half the group gathered for the TJHS Math Open.

She was exhausted by the end. There were no awards for her or her table and she was overwhelmed with all the material she wasn't familiar with. The mix of students were exceptionally high in Asian and SCA descendants, it was reminiscent of our school in Chennai.

Honestly, I don't think she'd jump at the chance to do the program again!

11/5/11: Leaving TJHS after a long day of math.

11/5/11: Fall colors

UPDATE: Rebecca learned that of the delegation sent from Saunders, she ranked first among her crew. So she's not the most brilliant mathematician in the greater Northern Virginia area, but in her school, she's top notch.

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