Bronx Chapter of NYSSPE conducted the Mathcounts in the Bronx Competition on February 11, 2014 at Lehman College and the teams from the three Bronx schools advanced to the next round in the nationwide mathematics competition.
The three teams (Michael Caosun, Benjamin Spector, Derrick Xiong, and Andrew Caosun from Horace Mann; Lucy Pan, Erxi Lu, Teji Vijaykumar, and Julian Burden from Riverdale Country School; and Shawon Paul, Jenab Diallo, Avana Francis, and Habiba Meem from MS 129) plus two additional individual students, Matthew Li from Horace Mann and Andy Reyes from MS 223 will be competing against top teams from all of New York State on March 15, 2014 on the campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
At the NYS competition, the four top competitors will advance to the National Mathcounts Championship on May 9, 2014 in Orlando, FL.
The competition also featured a Countdown Round, a JEOPARDY style head to head competition among the top ten scorers. Math problems were read and displayed to pairs of competitors who then raced to solve the problem and buzz in with the correct answer before his opponent. Matthew Li from Horace Mann was the winner of the Countdown Round.
Congratulations to all the competitors at the Bronx competition and good luck to all those who will be competing at the NYS competition.