Mathematics teacher Judit Resika and the boys in her AP Calculus class literally sliced their way through some bundt cakes during a class in February as they learned how to calculate the volume of a solid of revolution using the “cylindrical shell method.” Ms. Resika explained, “I baked two cakes and the boys ‘sliced’ them in an unusual way, then took the integral in order to calculate the volume.”

Ms. Resika also notes that this month, 20 Upper School boys took the American Math Contests, a nationwide math challenge. The boys were given 75 minutes to solve 25 problems without using a calculator. She had prepared them well during her Monday morning math team meetings, especially for what she describes as “the sometimes tricky questions!” The boys look forward to competing in The Browning School Math Bowl in May. We wish them luck!