The Rubicon

It doesn’t add up: TI-84 isn’t the only option

TI was one of the first graphing calculators to exist and become accessible for students to buy, so they have become the universal class necessity. As their price remains well over $100 for the 16th year, thousands of students around the country can't afford higher math education purely because of the cost of a calculator.

Elizabeth Trevathan, RubicOnline

February 20, 2020

TI's monopoly on graphing calculators makes for unnecessary challenges for students to succeed despite their access to money, but the change starts with the syllabus. 

Chang describes his experience in a PSEO class

This is the U of M building where Chang takes his PSEO classes.

Will Schavee, RubicOnline

November 1, 2019

Richard Chang takes PSEO classes at the University of Minnesota to further his knowledge of a subject he loves.

Millerhaller takes math to the ‘limit’

Junior Maxanne Millerhaller joined the math team this year. She said,

Bobby Verhey, Social Media Manager

October 31, 2019

Junior Maxanne Millerhaller shares her experiences on her first year on Math Team.

[Q&A] Mr. Turner talks teaching

Lucy Benson, Managing Editor

October 15, 2019

Upper school math teacher Jasper Turner tells about his teaching experiences.

Add humanities into economics courses

SPA's economics course should strike a balance between history and mathematics: two highly applicable subjects in this field.

Noah Raaum, Creative Design Manager

February 23, 2019

Economics is the ideal STEM-humanities course for its relevance, usefulness and uniqueness.

Students strategize for math and science exams

Martha Sanchez, RubicOnline Editor

November 28, 2018

With math and science exams approaching, students share concerns and study tips.

SPA Thinks: Math vs. Science

“I think science is more important at this time in history because of how vital it is to saving the environment,” junior Clark Waltz said.

Martha Sanchez, RubicOnline Editor

October 25, 2018

The addition of the Hugh K. Schilling Center has sparked debate within students: which is better, math or science?

Turner dominates Men’s World Four Square Championships

US Math teacher Jasper Turner holds his trophy after winning the Men's World Four Square championship. “I picked it back up again in college while I was working at a summer camp for high school students. Several counselors and myself had a fierce rivalry,” Turner said.

Lynn Reynolds, RubicOnline Editor

September 27, 2018

Jasper Turner, a new addition to the SPA math department, won acclaim for an unconventional sport.

Students prepare to take AMC 12 math exam

The AMC 12 standardized math test will be administered on the morning of February 7th.

Kelby Wittenberg, Chief Visual Editor

January 25, 2018

The AMC 12 test covers a wide variety of topics and is used to determine the nation's top high school mathematicians.

Meet the New Teachers: Amber Armstrong

Webster Lehmann, Creative Design Manager

October 14, 2017

In the fourth installment of the Meet the New Teachers video series, US math teacher Amber Armstrong talks about her favorite video games, shares why she became a teacher, and gives advice for current students.

Hugh K. Schilling Center Groundbreaking

Noah Raaum, Videographer

September 27, 2017

The ceremonial groundbreaking of the Hugh K. Schilling Math and Science Center took place Sept. 25.