In this new nation-wide mathematics competition, Math Madness pits over 280 teams in online bracket competition. The Owls have an Upper School and a Lower School team in play, and thus far both teams have won their first two rounds of competition. Math Madness Advisor Darin Clifft is proud of the results thus far.
“The boys get so excited when they can participate real-time, head-to head with other teams. They’re watching the score intently and trying to match point for point; it’s like watching a basketball game!” he said. “It really does warm my heart as an educator when I see how excited these boys get as they solve a math problem that challenges them in new ways. MUS has always encouraged competition to push the boys to improve their skills, and this is another great example of our students rising to meet the challenge.”
Upper School Team Juniors Varun Krishnamurthi, Jeffrey Liu, Ismael Qureshi, and Lou Zhou; sophomores Bryan Ding, Dannie Dong, and Jerry Xiao; freshmen Joephen Chen, Alan Cheng, Michael Liu, Oscar Liu, and Kushal Patel
Lower School Team Eighth graders Albert Ding, Henry Phan, Addy Ramakrishnan, Ari Thiyagarajaa, Sohum Valaulikar, Carter Wildrick, Lucas Zhang, and Andrew Zhou; and seventh graders Carson Alexander, Will Brezina, Joshua Dong, Braylon Jones, Abdullah Khawaja, Ryo Kimura, Becket Liles, and Hudson Mattern
Join Now! Math Madness does not limit the number of students on a team, so there’s still time to join. Each 30-minute round has eight questions. The problems are similar to AMC and MATHCOUNTS questions, so this competition is excellent preparation for upcoming events.
The LS team participates after school Thursdays in the LS computer lab. The US team participates online Sunday afternoons from home. If you are interested in joining the madness, contact Mr. Darin Clifft.