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SCIS MS Mathematicians Three-Peat in the ACAMIS Tournament

July, 2016
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Middle School Mathematicians at Shanghai Community International School (SCIS) were creating quite a legacy and dynasty, as this year marks their third consecutive first place victory at the ACAMIS MathQuest and Rubik’s Cube Challenge, held at the Qingdao No. 1 International School of Shandong Province (QISS).

scis-qingdao-mathquest-tournament-newsTwelve 6th Graders from SCIS Hongqiao campus attended the tournament in two teams. Team A of Kevin Chen, Sota Yangiswa, Sarah Wong, Nick Kim and Karin Eguchi took second place in the mental math challenge and secured first place in the team event. In the individual category, Kevin placed third and Nick placed first. Karin, the only SCIS representative in the Rubik’s Cube challenge, achieved a new personal best.

Led by math teacher Robert La Londe, the students prepared for this tournament in MathCounts club since August 2015. The club provides rigorous, enticing enrichment mathematics learning opportunities and a platform for tournament participation and preparation. Additionally, MathCounts provides an avenue for students to engage in high-level mathematics and improve their computation, communication, and collaborative skills. In Kevin’s words: “I thought it was a great experience competing against other schools. There were many challenges and difficult problems throughout the competition to solve, and loads of enjoyment. It allowed me to truly feel all the fun in mathematics.”


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