BSGE’s Middle School Math Competition Success

BSGE’s middle school math team has been succeeding in numerous city and state math competitions this spring, led by Mr. Mehan. 8th graders Rachael Cheung, Christie Choi, SiLiang Lei and Christy Guan, as well as 7th grader Ahmed Shekani participated in the MathCounts citywide chapter competition on February 6th at IS 74, where the team won…

BSGE Wins the MoMathlon

On Monday, March 9, BSGE’s middle school math team tasted victory in the annual MoMathlon Tournament. The tournament, sponsored by the Museum of Mathematics, took place at Queens College on Kissena Boulevard. A total of 23 teams from different schools participated, comprised mostly of 7th and 8th graders. The schools included BSGE, 190 Russell Sage, 185 Edward…

The Great MoMathalon

On March 7th, five BSGE students from the Middle School Math Club participated in the Queens MoMathalon for the second time. The last time BSGE participated in this competition was in 2012, during which BSGE earned 5th place for group competition. BSGE did not compete in last year’s competition due to lack of preparation. However, this…

Longtime Math Teacher Adam Noor Leaves BSGE

This Fall saw the departure of one of BSGE’s favorite teachers – Adam Noor, who taught 10th grade trigonometry and 11th grade math studies for ten years. Mr. Noor, who left to take a job teaching in other parts of the world, was known for his easygoing attitude and sense of humor. Students were disappointed…

Mr. Mehan’s Math Meets

Mr. Mehan runs a middle school math club for interested 7th and 8th graders.  The club participated in multiple math competitions, and, as a whole, it performs well. The club meets on Friday afternoons, from 2:20 to 3:00, though it sometimes runs later than that. There are two basic types of meets: official ones and…

IB Changing

As the BSGE community embraced a new and better school year, the new juniors and their teachers welcomed a changes to the IB curriculum for certain courses.   With the introduction of such modifications, teachers and students alike have been adjusting to accommodate for the new assessments, topics and focuses. The subject with the biggest changes…

Pi Day Celebrations

This March 14th, 2012 BSGE celebrated Pi Day like none other with Pi Day songs, games, presentations, food and of course, pie. Pi Day is a holiday committed to celebrating the mathematical constant of Pi, or 3.141596… It goes on forever. “Pi Day is the best day of the year. I love eating pie on…

Teacher of the Month: Mr. Jim Heine

Why did you want to become a teacher? Teaching found me.  I was looking to make a change in my career, and New York City was in need of teachers. Several events came together, and I became a teacher. How do you feel about working here for so long? I did not realize that I…

BSGE Finishes 4th in Queens Math Competition

BSGE’s middle school students finished 4th in the Museum of Math Queens Math Competition on Tuesday, March 13th.  The math competition open to 7th and 8th graders across Queens took place in Queens College. Sponsored by Museum of Math (which is set to open in Manhattan later this year) and Con Edison, the competition accepted…

A Letter from Ms. Hernandez

Hi BSGE students! This is Ms. Hernandez. For those who don’t know me, I taught seventh and eighth grade math for many years at BSGE. I just wanted to say that it was a pleasure having a chance to teach so many of you at BSGE. I left BSGE to explore a new opportunity but…

Teacher of the Month: Ms. Hernandez

When did you start teaching? I started teaching in 2002. What did you want to be when you were younger? When I was younger I really wanted to be a doctor. Where did you grow up? I grew up in Astoria, around Ditmars Blvd. Steinway Street area. What hobbies do you have? I like to…

No, It’s Not That Kind of Pie

On March 14, Ms Hernandez and Ms Lambrini’s Math students in 7 and 8 grade celebrated Pi day. This day is known as Pi day because of the first three digits of Pi, the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, are 3.14.  Some people mistakenly think the day is a celebration of pie…