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Ohio ARML Team Practice Schedule

Date: Saturdays April 24 and May 22
Time: 9:45AM – 4PM
Place: Columbus State Community College

Room: Report to Davison Hall room 314 (DH314).  Davison Hall is located at the northeast corner of Mt. Vernon Ave. and Spring St.  If you have been to Mathcounts State competition, Davidson Hall is the building where you do the competition problems.

Parking: Park in the big lots across from Davison Hall at the intersection of Mt. Vernon Ave. and Spring St.  Or, park in the big lot or the garage at the intersection of Washington Ave. and Spring St.  Print the attached parking permit, and hang it on the rearview mirror with the written information facing out, or display it on the dash board of your vehicle.  Do not park at handicapped or meters.

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Directions:  

Note that lunch will be provided.

Cost and Due Date

The fee this year is $180.  This amount covers charter bus, competition registration, rooming, breakfast and lunch on competition Saturday, team t-shirt, lunch at practices, etc.

Please write a check, in the amount of $180, to Columbus State Community College.

Please mail the check and the Trip Permission to:        
Prof. Alan Yang, Math Dept.
Columbus State Community College
550 East Spring Street
Columbus, Ohio 43026

Make sure you get it done by May 7, 2010!

I can not take you to Penn State without receiving your payment.

Trip Permission

Send me an e-mail, if you need a copy of the Trip Permision form. There are three pages for this year's Trip Permission. Make sure you have all three pages filled out.

Again, I can not let you board the bus to Penn State without the trip permission, even if you have paid the fee.

Team T-Shirt Size

Immediately e-mail me your t-shirt size and roommate choice.

Bus Stops and Itinerary

2010 ARML Bus Stop and Activity Schedule

Friday June 4.
First pick-up stop;
Depart
Kenwood Towne Centre mall 7875 Montgomery Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45236  Arrive by 7:10AM.  Park at Lot K0 and report to Mrs. Linda Welch. Enter the mall lot off Kenwood Rd, Macy's on your left and Forever XXI on your right.  Pass Forever XXI and a three story parking garage, closer to Kenwood Rd will be Lot K0 (K0 sign on a light pole.)
Second pick-up stop Polaris Fashion Place mall 1500 Polaris Pkwy. Columbus, OH 43240; (I-71 Exit 121 Arrive by 9:10AM; Park at Lot 9E (9E sign on a light pole) outside Macy’s.  Report to Alan Yang.
Third pick-up stop;
and Lunch
Lodi Station Outlets mall at 9911 Avon Lake Rd. Burbank, OH 44214; (I-71 Exit 204; about 5 miles south of I-71 & I-76 intersection.) Arrive by 10:45AM.  Park at the perimeter of the south parking lot, (lot #71 facing the food court), by the big pylon sign. 
Destination Findlay Commons Penn State University East Park Ave. University park, PA 16802  Check - in
Team Meeting Outside of Findlay Commons 5:30PM (roll call).Team captain election
Dinner  On your own 6:00 PM
Ice cream Penn State Creamery 8:30PM   Song Contest practice
Song Contest Preliminaries Findlay Commons 9:35 PM  
Team meeting Outside of Findlay Commons After Song Contest (roll call).  Competition room assignments, about breakfast
Curfew Your room By 11:00 PM
Lights out Your room By 12:00 AM

 

Saturday June 5 Event Location
6:10 -7:20 AM Breakfast  Findlay Commons
7:30 AM Team meeting Outside of Findlay (roll call) Commons; pencils, eraser, (dictionary), campus map
8:00 – 8:20 AM Team Round .
8:25 – 9:25 AM Power Question .
10:00 – 11:30 AM Individual Round Bryce Jordan Center (or follow the crowd).  Grab a clipboard at the entrance.
12:00 – 1:30 PM Lunch Findlay Commons
1:45 – 2:20 PM Relay Round Bryce Jordan Center
2:20 PM – Tie Breaker, Super Relay, Song Contest Final, Awards Ceremony Same as above
5:30PM Team meeting: Our own Awards Ceremony Outside of Findlay Commons
6:00 PM Dinner On your own
8:30 PM Ice Cream Penn State Creamery
11:00 PM  Curfew.  Roll call - check in with a coach Inside your dorm
After checking - in Have fun! Inside your dorm

 

Sunday June 6..
Depart Findlay Commons Penn State University East Park Ave. University park, PA 16802 Depart at 6AM
First drop-off stop;and Lunch Lodi Station Outlets mall  9911 Avon Lake Rd. Burbank, OH 44214 Bus arrives around 11AM
Second drop-off stop Polaris Fashion Place mall 1500 Polaris Pkwy. Columbus, OH 43240 Bus arrives around 1PM
Destination Kenwood Towne Centre mall 7875 Montgomery Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45236  Bus arrives by 3PM

 

Trip Check List

1) For housing, we will stay in Penn State’s dormitories (dorms, not hotels).  Penn State only provides sheets and mattresses, and nothing else.  So, bring blanket, pillow, towel, change clothes, soap, shampoo, conditioner, etc.  Remember to bring pencils, eraser, (and dictionary); you may also want to bring an alarm clock and an umbrella.

2) On Friday and Saturday night, the doors to the dormitories will be locked at 11:00 pm.  Additionally on Friday night, there is a mandatory "lights out" by midnight.

3) DO NOT LOSE the key to the dorm rooms.  There is a $40 charge by Penn State for any lost room keys.

4) Bring extra cash.  Registration fee only covers breakfast and lunch on Saturday.  You will pay yourselves for lunch and dinner on Friday, dinner on Saturday, and breakfast and lunch on Sunday.

5) The chaperones are: Alan Yang, Gary Gutman, Jon Graetz, Mark Musetti, and Linda Welch.
Mrs. Welch will greet you at Kenwood Towne Centre in Cincinnati; Coach Graetz, Coach Musetti, Prof. Gutman, and I will meet you at Polaris Fashion Place mall in Columbus.

6) If there are any problems or concerns, feel free to contact us by cell phone on the trip. The coaches’ cell phone numbers can be found in the “Trip Check List” document I sent to you via e-mail. In the case that you have not received the afore-mentioned document, send me an e-mail.

7) The bus ride will be quite long.  You can prepare for the ‘Song Contest’, watch DVD’s, read books, or whatever.  There also is the Saturday night free time.  So you are encouraged to bring cards, games, books, headphones, DVDs, frisbees, etc.  You may also want to bring a camera, so you can take photos of you and your friends having great fun!

Ohio ARML FAQs

Q: How can I join Ohio ARML?

A: Mostly, if you score high on OCTM or AMC, you will be invited to join Ohio ARML. Among these competitions, only OCTM provides Ohio ARML with participants’ personal contact information. Therefore, if your school does not participate in OCTM, it is suggested that you contact Prof. Alan Yang at Columbus State Community College.

Some students get in through their school's or district's recommendations. Teachers, Gifted Coordinators, or Gifted Services teachers, especially from districts (or schools) that do not actively participate in math competitions, may also recommend students. Those wishing to nominate students should submit supporting information to Prof. Alan Yang at: Math Department, Columbus State Community College, 550 E. Spring Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

Ohio ARML members who still are eligible will get the first round of invitations in February. Sometime in mid March, the next round of invitations will be sent out. If needed, another round of invitations will be sent out in early April.

Q: What kind of time commitment is required?

A: The competition always takes place one week after the Memorial Day. The Friday before and Sunday after the competition are devoted entirely to travel. For example, in year 2008, the whole trip was May 30-June 1; May 31st was the actual competition day while May 30th and June 1st were travel days. In addition, there are at least two practices. They will be held at Columbus State and will run from 10AM-4PM. You will be responsible for your own transportation to and from these practices; lunch, however, will be provided.

Q: How much does it cost?

A: The fee will be up to $200, which covers registration, lodging, breakfast and lunch on the competition day, bus rental fee, team t-shirt, lunches at practices, etc. The cost however does not include the meals on both of the travel days, or the dinner on the competition day. You will need to bring some extra money with you for the trip.

Q: Where is the contest held? How do we get there?

A: The competition will be at Penn State and we will ride a bus there. There will be at least three stops for drop-off and pick-up near Cincinnati, Columbus, and Cleveland. Last year, the three stops were: Kenwood Towne Centre Mall, 7875 Montgomery Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45236; Polaris Fashion Mall, 1500 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240; Lodi Outlets Mall, 9911 Avon Lake Road, Burbank, OH 44214.

Q: What is the schedule on competition day?

A: The competition Saturday usually goes:

6:10 -7:20 AM Breakfast
8:00 - 8:20 AM Team Round
8:25 - 9:25 AM Power Question
10: - 11:30 AM Individual Round
12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:45 - 2:20 PM Relay Round
2:20 PM – Tie Breaker, Super Relay, Song Contest Final, Awards Ceremony

Q: What are the rules for the competition?

A: Officially, there are four rounds: Team Round, Power Question, Individual Round, and Relay Round. In the Team Round, there are 10 questions and each team is allowed 20 minutes to submit one set of answers. For the Power Question, there are 10 proof-based questions, and each team is allowed an hour. Each team is given a stack of official Answer Sheets, which are carbon papers. The answers (the proofs) are written on the white papers. The team captain submits the answers (the white copies) to the proctor and keeps the carbon copies (the yellow copies). Calculators are not allowed at all in all rounds; and no cell phones are allowed in the room during any testing.

For the Individual Round, there are five sets of questions. Each set consists of two questions, and each individual is given 10 minutes to submit his or her answers. For the Relay Round, each team is divided into five groups of three. Each person in a group is assigned a different question. In order for the second student to answer his or her question, he or she will need the first student’s answer. The answer is known as “TNYWR,” or “the number you will receive." Likewise, the third student will need the second student’s answer to answer his or her question. Because only the answer of the third person’s question counts, only the third person needs to submit the answer. There are two sets of three questions, and students are given six minutes for each set. Answers can be submitted twice, at the three-minute mark or at the six-minute mark. If answers are submitted at both the 3 and 6 minute marks, the first answer is replaced. Only answers may be passed between students. However, answers can only be passed from the first student to the second, and the second to the third: not vice versa.

Q: How many teams there are for Ohio ARML? How are the team members selected?

A: Ohio sent two teams to ARML in 2005 and 2006, and three teams since 2007. The number of teams depends on the level of interest. More teams will be formed if there are more participants. However, only one coach bus has been rented during each of the past years. Considering the capacity of the bus is only 56 people, a maximum of three teams (45 students) can be expected. The team selection is based on a composite of the following factors: OCTM, AMC, AIME scores, Individual Round scores from the practices, and past ARML contest scores. Only when two students’ credentials are deemed equal, seniority, especially ARML seniority, will become a factor.

Q: I would really like to join Ohio ARML, but I have a schedule conflict. What options do I have?

A: If the ARML contest conflicts with SAT’s test date, you can take the SAT on an alternate test day. For details, go to ARML’s website, at www.arml.com. College Board has an SAT Program Alternate Test Day Policy that allows ARML’s participants to take an SAT test on an alternate day. If you decide to take advantage of this program, because the rescheduling needs to be done through your school, here is a recommended procedure: sign up for whatever SAT test you plan to take, print out a copy of the information obtained through the “SAT Information” link, bring it to your school’s administrator responsible for scheduling the SAT, and ask him/her to contact the College Board to arrange an alternate day for your test.

If the ARML schedule conflicts with your graduation events schedule, we’ll work with you to find a solution. For example, the bus schedule may be adjusted to accommodate your schedule, or the cost can be adjusted if traveling on your own is the only solution, etc.

Q: What should I bring for the trip?

A: For housing we will stay in Penn State dormitories. Bring a blanket, pillow, towel, change of clothes, toiletries, etc. We will be staying in a dormitory, not a hotel. Penn State will only provide sheets and mattresses; nothing else. Remember to bring pencils, erasers; you may also want to bring an alarm clock.
Additionally, the bus ride is quite long and there also will be free time Saturday night. You are therefore encouraged to bring cards, games, books, headphones, DVDs, frisbees, etc.

Alumni

Team Members

Staff

  • 2005
    • Peter Knapp - Modern day Ohio ARML founder, head coach, proctor
    • Alan Yang - Peter’s side-kick, coach, proctor
    • Michael Knapp - Math professor at Loyola University in Baltimore, Power Question grader, chaperon
    • Mary Feldmann - Jon Feldmann’s mom, scorer, chaperone
    • Cheryl Kuenzel - Laney Kuenzel’s mom, scorer, chaperone
  • 2006
    • Peter Knapp - Head coach, proctor
    • Alan Yang - Coach, proctor
    • Michael Knapp - Power Question grader, chaperon
    • Dan Mirus - Math teacher at Sycamore Middle School, coach of the dynasty team for MATHCOUNTS state competition, scorer, chaperon
    • Karen Rohde - Jon Krause’s mom, scorer, chaperone
  • 2007
    • Peter Knapp - Head coach, proctor
    • Alan Yang - Coach, proctor
    • Michael Knapp - Power Question grader, chaperon
    • Gary Gutman - Math professor at Columbus State Community College, coach, proctor
    • Sherry Crawford-Eyen - Math professor at Columbus State Community College, proctor, chaperone
    • Karen Rohde - Scorer, chaperone
  • 2008
    • Alan Yang - Head coach
    • Gary Gutman - Math Professor at CSCC, coach, proctor
    • Sherry Crawford-Eyen - Math Professor at CSCC, coach, scorer
    • Jon Graetz - Chair of Math Dept at Miami Valley, coach, proctor
    • Mark Musetti - ARML alumni, coach scorer
    • Tim Cardinal - ARML alumni, coach, proctor
    • Karen Rohde – Intervention Specialist at Berea School, chaperone, scorer
  • 2009
    • Alan Yang - Head coach
    • Gary Gutman - Math Professor at CSCC, coach, proctor
    • Sherry Crawford-Eyen - Math Professor at CSCC, coach, scorer
    • Jon Graetz - Chair of Math Dept at Miami Valley, coach, proctor
    • Mark Musetti - ARML alumni, coach scorer
    • Tim Cardinal - ARML alumni, coach, proctor
    • Elizabeth Wilmer - Math Professor at Oberlin College, coach