2012 MathComp/MathFun – A Huge Success!

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CIE/USA-DFW successfully organized its flagship youth program, the 2012 MathComp/ MathFun, on June 2 (Saturday) at Collin College Spring Creek campus. The event started at 12 pm and ended at 5 pm. It attracted more than 280 students from Grade 1 to 7 registered for the event. Over 800 people participated, visited and volunteered for the event.

MathComp provided the opportunity to demonstrate their math problem solving skills. MathFun was an interactive program allowing parent/children to work together in solving math quizzes and games which stimulate the students’ interest in mathematics. This year there were 16 local non-profit organizations, educational organizations, university/college organizations, sponsors, and Chinese schools participated in the MathFun activity. The activities they brought included math puzzles and games, sudoku, chess, science projects, math education and robotics.

While students were taking the test, there was a Parenting Seminar from Mr. David Cordeiro, a math education expert at Metroplex Math Circle, to show us importance of math in the society. He is also the Offering Manager – Unified Communications at HP Enterprise Services. He also suggested many alternatives to improve the competitiveness of the American students in math at the global level. His presentation in the form of prezi can be found at: http://prezi.com/8ccaw3u6oram/2012-cie-mathcomp-mathfun/

During the award ceremony, Ms. Grace Tyler of Texas Dragon Toastmaster gave a motivational speech to the kids describing the differences between aptitude and attitude from different perspective, and how it can affect the long term career.

MathComp/MathFun organization this year was led by Dr. Chinpei Tang and Dr. Juan Zhao. There were about 130 volunteers involved and participated in the organization of the activities. Within these volunteers, about 10 volunteers were from the Rotaract at Collin College, and about 35 volunteers were from the North Texas Youth Honor Society. The sponsors this year included Lockheed Martin, Texas Instruments, Oncor and AT&T. The lunch for the volunteers were sponsored by Cindi’s New York Delicatessen.

Here is the list of winners of MathComp:
Grade 1:
First Place: Ray Chu
Second Place: Amber Li
Third Place: Ian Chen
Honorable Mentions: Weitao Shi, Laura Tan, Harry Wang

Grade 2:
First Place: Eric Wang
Second Place: William Yue
Third Place: Rowechen Zhong
Honorable Mentions: Shreyas Shridharan, Allie Zhang, Ethan Fang

Grade 3:
First Place: Eddie Cao
Second Place: Lillian Ye
Third Place: Sneha Mittal
Honorable Mentions: Srikar Talluri, Michelle Zhu, Kelsey Chen

Grade 4:
First Place: Andrew Zhang
Second Place: Ray Chang
Third Place: Austin Ma
Honorable Mentions: Maxwell Jiang, Michael Ying, Derek Qin

Grade 5:
First Place: Brandon Chen
Second Place: Darren Huang
Third Place: Anthony Jiang
Honorable Mentions: Patrick Lin, Michael Zhan, Ann Zhang

Grade 6:
First Place: Cindy Hao
Second Place: Kevin Feng
Third Place: Katherine Xiong
Honorable Mentions: Tarang Sane, Abhilash Potluri, Jason Luo

Grade 7:
First Place: Albert Yue
Second Place: Max Bu
Third Place: Alexandru Spiride
Honorable Mentions: Peter Huang, Ritvik Annam, Richard Zhu