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Suzanne Students Win Math Contest Awards

Suzanne Students Win Math Contest Awards

Thirty Suzanne Middle School students participated in the American Mathematics Competition held this year.  

The challenging AMC8 contest covers topics including probability, estimation, percentages, spatial visualization, everyday applications and reading and interpreting graphs. 

Participants answer 25 multiple-choice questions during the 40-minute timed competition designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem solving skills. The 2011-12 school year contest was held November 15.

Congratulations to the following Suzanne Middle School winners:

·      Eighth grader Lynne Ji received a gold certificate for her 1st place school finish and a perfect score!  She also received a certificate of distinction for placing in the top 1% in the nation.

·      Eighth grader William Widjaja received silver certificate for his 2nd place school finish.   He also received a certificate of distinction for placing in the top 1% in the nation.
 
·      Seventh grader Mike Bao received a silver certificate for his 2nd place school finish.   He also received a certificate of distinction for placing in the top 1% in the nation.

·      Eighth grader Federico Wang received a bronze certificate for his 3rd place school finish and an honor roll certificate for placing in the top 5% in the nation.

·      Seventh grader Vivian Lo received an honor roll certificate for placing in the top 5% in the nation.

·      Eighth grader Jiachen Jing received an honor roll certificate for placing in the top 5% in the nation.

·      Christopher Wong received a certificate of achievement for scoring above the national average as a sixth grader.

The top five students qualified for the AMC10 with five Walnut High School students administered at Suzanne on February 7.

For over 60 years the AMC math contests have been the most respected school-based competitions in the nation. The AMC works with teachers, mathematicians, and professional organizations to provide high quality, challenging math problems aligned with curriculum standards.  The material covered on the AMC 8 is the middle school mathematics curriculum.

The mission of the MAA Competitions is to increase interest in mathematics and to develop problem solving through a fun competition.  Students gain the opportunity to learn and achieve through competition with students in their school and from around the world. Teachers and schools benefit from the chance to challenge students with interesting mathematical questions that are aligned with curriculum standards at all levels of difficulty.