HS freshman accepted to prestigious math program

Long Beach High School freshman Maya Kubiak has been accepted to the Institute of Creative Problem Solving for Gifted and Talented Students at SUNY College at Old Westbury. Of approximately 600 applicants, she is among only 87 chosen to pursue advanced studies of mathematics through the program’s Saturday courses. 

According to the Institute, selection “implies that a student is among the top one-tenth of one percent in math of all students on Long Island in his/her grade.” Maya and other participants are exploring algebra, geometry, discrete math, number theory and other topics such as problem solving applied to probability, theory of finite differences, science applications and mass point geometry. 

“It provides a better understanding of more complicated concepts,” Maya said of the program.