On Saturday, March 15, 2014, the NYSSPE coordinated the 2014 New York State MATHCOUNTS Competition at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY.
For those of you who are not familiar with MATHCOUNTS, it is a national middle school coaching and competitive mathematics program that promotes mathematics achievement through a series of fun and engaging “bee” style contests. The program exists in all 50 states plus U.S. territories and the Department of Defense and State Department schools.
We had volunteers from our and Suffolk Long Island Chapter and our interns, running (and scoring) the actual competition. The day started with 8 rounds of testing in the school cafeteria, consisting of both individual and team rounds. The event culminated in an exciting version of MATHCOUNTS Jeopardy, aka the Countdown Round, which showcased the top 12 individual performers from the earlier rounds, facing off head-to-head through a single-elimination tournament. The results of the state competition can be viewed Here.
The top four individual performers will team up to form the New York team which will compete at the National Competition in Orlando, FL on May 9, 2014. The four outstanding individuals from this year’s 2014 MATHCOUNTS competition were:
Raymond Feng / Calkins Road Middle School
Alan Tu / Calkins Road Middle School
Richard Xu / Scarsdale Middel School
Eric Wei / Scarsdale Middel School
The top three scoring teams were:
Scarsdale Middel School
Calkins Road Middle School
Horace Mann Middle School
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