Math Team:

Home of the Mansfield High School "Mathathletes"

News and up-dates:

On Tuesday, May 23rd, girls from the ninth, tenth and eleventh grades attended the Coding for Girls Workshop at Bristol Community College.  Students were introduced to digital forensics and learned how crimes are solved using computer forensics technology.  Later they learned how to program in HTML and designed and built their own website!


The girls are Tika Naik, Layna Putterman, Lindsey Perry, Savidya Hettiarachchi, Mary Muldoon, Lindsay McDonald, Haley Bonin, Rachel O'Sullivan and Kendall Seyboth.

Mike Pailler's 9th/10th grade honors geometry class held a "proof party" where students build 2-column proofs to verify geometric theorems using logic and reasoning in a mathematically festive environment!!







MHS Students help fifth and sixth graders explore

STEM careers at STEM Expo 2017

Members of the Mansfield High School Engineering class and the Student Service Corps led several activities during the Envision the Future STEM Expo 2017 in which eighty-five fifth- and sixth-graders took part in activities linked to STEM majors and careers. Twenty nine presenters from the Mansfield school district and corporations from southeastern Massachusetts ran workshops and activities related to STEM topics.


MHS Engineering students Sean Patel, Kat Semple and Dan Nelson and Mrs. Elofson challenged 5th and 6th graders to design and build something to carry a Ping-Pong ball from the top of a zip line to the bottom in less than four seconds while learning about friction and balance.


Mrs. Fournier, a STEM expo co-chair, and Student Service Corp members helped with three workshops and five activity tables for students at the March 18th event. Thirty one members of the volunteer group assisted during the three hour expo. Activities included testing seismic safe buildings on an earthquake table, the non-Newtonian fluid, a Lego challenge, hydrophilic and hydrophobic interactions and a spaghetti marshmallow tower challenge.


The event finished with a closing demonstration of math and music by the Envision the Future team followed by a demonstration by members of Mansfield High School’s Percussion Ensemble.

Engineering News!

This just in from;

Karen Elofson,
Engineering class Mathematics Department Mansfield High School
Dateline; May 6 2016

​​​WE HAVE A NEW RECORD!! There is a new record for the number of engineering textbooks supported by a deck designed using only 6 strips of cardboard, 2 straws, one sheet of copy paper and 12 inches of masking tape—74 books!!   Record stack

Record holders
Proud deck designers of the record-breaking design are Andrew Walsh, Peter Gartland, and Patrick Dean.  
In this section of engineering, students explore the concepts of live load, safety factor and compressive force, and material strength through design process.
Our second place design by Tucker Olen, Sam Cavicchi, and Haig Megerdichian held 53 books.


Mrs. Elofson’s Engineering Videos

Video I
Video II

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