• Mu Alpha Theta (Math Club)


    Sponsors: Inshin Kim 

    Number of Members: 40 members

    Membership Requirements: Any Maize South student who is interested in mathematics, is curious about numbers, patterns, and shapes, and participates in club activities may be a member of the Math Club. Membership in Mu Alpha Theta, the national high school and two-year college mathematics honor society, is limited to students who have completed, or are currently enrolled in, Algebra 3 and have actively participated in Math Club activities for at least one year.

    Purpose of the Club: We are dedicated to promoting scholarships in mathematics and establishing math as an integral part of high school and junior college education.

    Current Activities: Competing in annual contests at Emporia State, Fort Hays State, Pitt State, among others; celebrating International Talk Like a Pi-rate Day, e Day, Pi Day and more; promoting the love and tolerance of mathematics throughout the cosmos; and learning about careers that use math.

    Other Information: 

    • “Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things.” Henri Poincare

    • “It is impossible to be a mathematician without being a poet in soul.” Sofia Kovalevskaya

    • “It’s fine to work on any problem, so long as it generates interesting mathematics along the way–even if you don’t solve it at the end of the day.” Andrew Wiles

    • “Math is like going to the gym for your brain. It sharpens your mind.” Danica McKellar

    • “Mathematics compares the most diverse phenomena and discovers the secret analogies that unite them.” Joseph Fourier

    • “Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all.” Hypatia

    • “Mathematics knows no races or geographic boundaries; for mathematics, the cultural world is one country.” David Hilbert

    • “We will always have STEM with us. Some things will drop out of the public eye and go away, but there will always be science, engineering, and technology. And there will always, always be mathematics.” Katherine Johnson