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CIE has posted the results of their recent MathComp here.  Participation was very high this year and many Metroplex Math Circle participants were among the winners in the older grades.  One of the highlights was a presentation to parents by Dr. Andreescu.

Monday June 7th 2010.
CIE/USA-DFW (CIE), The Dallas Fort Worth chapter of the Chinese Institute of Engineers hosted over one thousand people at its annual MATHCOMP/ MATHFUN event held at the COLLIN COLLEGE, Plano campus, at 2800 E Spring Creek Parkway Plano TX 75074, last Saturday on June 5th 2010 from 12:00 NOON to 5:30 PM.
As demonstrated in previous years the event was overwhelmingly and successfully received by the Dallas Fort-Worth community. CIE automated its registration process this year and focused on making the event more upscale for the comfort of the contestants. The purpose of CIE MathComp/MathFun is to offer more avenues to parents and children in creating interests in Mathematics and building enjoyment in the subject to the path of superior problem solving skills and mathematical abilities.
Four hundred and thirty students who just completed grade one to grade seven this spring 2010 semester took the Math tests. Grade one to grade seven question sets had thirty questions and grade seven had forty. Grade one to grade three tests ran for forty five minutes while grade four to grade seven tests ran for an hour. This year’s tests questions were created by a team headed by Professor of Mathematics, Dr Jianzhong Su, from the Department of Mathematics at the University of Texas at Arlington.

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Just saw on Art of Problem Solving the 6 students chosen to represent the US in the 2010 IMO.  Congratulations!

  • Calvin Deng
  • Ben Gunby
  • Xiaoyu He
  • In-Sung Na
  • Evan O’Dorney
  • Allen Yuan

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This is a particularly beautiful movie showing how famous series from Number Theory underlie much of the structure in nature.

Information about the theory behind the movie is available here.

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Well, Texas didn’t have anyone with a top 12 position in the 2010 USAMO or an Honorable Mention (more reason to get our students involved in math circle earlier and take advantage of the other great resources we have in the Dallas area).    We were proud, however of the students, who did qualify for the USAMO in north Texas, many of whom have honed their skills at the Metroplex Math Circle and are young enough to compete in many future Olympiads.

USAMO Qualifiers:

  • Jay Hashop grade 12 Greenhill School, Addison
  • Brian Ferguson grade  10 Ferguson Homeschool, Dallas
  • Hongzhi Zhao grade 10 Jasper HS, Plano
  • Michael Ma grade 4 Wyatt Elementary, Plano

USAJMO Qualifiers

  • Taeyeon Ham grade 10 Highland Park HS, Dallas
  • James Rowan grade 9 St Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas
  • Andrew Shi grade 10 Clark HS, Plano
  • Kevin Chang grade 9 Jasper HS, Plano
  • Victor Zhou 8 grade Rice MS, Plano

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The 2010 CIE MathComp was a great success with over 430 students competing in grades 1 through 7.  Many regular Math Circle participants were among the award winners particularly in grades 4 through 7.

A special highlight of this year’s event was a key note address given by our own Dr. Titu Andreescu.  In the well attended lecture, Dr. Andreescu gave the parents a useful primer on various math contests and made a strong case for problems solving as a part of a full education.  You can find Dr. Andreescu’s slides by clicking on the graphic to the right or the link at the bottom of this post.

If any of the CIE attendees are visiting this site for the first time please consider joining our E-mail list or our FaceBook Group.

Dr. Andreescu CIE Presentation

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