Mu Fest returned to Tappan Zee High School on April 8! The annual, student-led celebration dates back over 25 years and features original math-inspired games created by Mu Alpha Theta members. Mu Fest 2022 events included Algebra Anarchy, MU Pong, Mu-sketball and the infamous Pi throw.
Students and Math Department faculty were eager to resume the all-day festival after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. “We were so happy to have the opportunity to put this event together. Most of our current students had never been to this event because we haven’t been able to hold it since 2019. It was great to see our Mu Alpha Theta members work together to create this event even though most of them had never been to one before,” said TZHS Math teacher Seth Resnikoff, who also serves as advisor of the Math Team and co-advises Mu Alpha Theta with fellow Math teacher David Marino.
All high school math classes participate in Mu Fest and donations raised throughout the event support Math Department scholarships for seniors. “Each year, we try to make math fun for everyone by making games and questions accessible to students at each grade and math level,” Resnikoff added.
Mu Alpha Theta is a national math honor society that aims to enrich students’ knowledge and enjoyment of mathematics. To be inducted into the TZHS chapter, students must earn a 90 average for three years of high school math (or 95 for two years) as well as complete peer tutoring, service to the school and project work.