Emma Willard School girls have made a strong showing of their math skills beyond our classrooms.
Since 1996, students have participated in the New York Mathematics League, which involves taking six half-hour tests during the year on material from Algebra One through Advanced Math, including algebra, geometry, probability and trigonometry.
Students compete for the Math Prize For Girls, the annual math competition in which young ladies with exceptional potential compete for the largest monetary math prize for girls in the world. Emma students have also competed in the Harvard-MIT Tournament.
On Friday nights, interested Emma students join other high school students from all over the Capital District at the Albany Area Math Circle to collaborate on exciting and challenging “outside-the-box” math problems together. Here they work hard and realize that making mistakes is part of learning. Participation in Math Circle is considered a Practicum for girls who attend regularly and receive credit.
Each year, Emma girls also participate in the American Mathematics Competitions and take the American Invitational Mathematics Examination. Additional competitions are available for those who qualify.