March 10, 2020 | Gary Lawrence
Students were treated to a full day of math-oriented celebrations. Students graciously welcomed two visitors who shared all the ways they use math in their work and in their daily, personal lives.
Sebastian Olukun talked about her struggles with math early in her schooling, and then her discovery of its usefulness in later years working at Morgan Stanley and Mustard Seed School, where she is the Business Administrator. Ms. Olukun also has a masters degree in entertainment business. Math is essential to understanding the inner workings of the entertainment biz. Talking about her hobbies, she explained how math is useful in cooking, diet and nutrition.
James Halliday shared his experiences on Wall Street over a 30+ year career in derivatives. He encouraged students to consider how money saved early in life can grow in surprising ways. He let students hold 100 $1 bills, then gave a simple lesson in the time value of money. He promised to take the $100 and give it to Mr. Postema at the end of the day — as an investment in each of them! Let’s watch how it grows!
The day was full of other activities and celebration. Here are some pictures: