On Saturday, February 4th, ten members of the Amity Middle School Orange Math Team competed in the 2017 New Haven Chapter MATHCOUNTS Competition. The ten members of the team included Benjamin Bae, Ibrahim Cosar, Michael Haverstock, Srilekha Kadimi, Adarsh Kongani, Anibal Loureda, Brodey Lu, Armaan Patel, Nishaan Patel, and William Wei. Students have been practicing and preparing for this competition since the first AMSO Math Team meeting, which took place at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.
Throughout the day-long MATHCOUNTS competition all members of the AMSO team competed in the sprint round and target round, which required students to use various skills such as speed, accuracy, problem solving, and mathematical reasoning. Four members of the AMSO Math Team (Armaan Patel, Nishaan Patel, Adarsh Kongani, and William Wei) also competed in the MATHCOUNTS team round. In this round students needed to collaborate with one another and use their problem-solving skills to solve ten math problems in twenty minutes. This four-member team finished fourth out of all teams who competed, which qualifies them to continue on to the MATHCOUNTS State Competition on March 11th.
Congratulations to all AMSO students who competed, and best of luck to Armaan Patel, Nishaan Patel, Adarsh Kongani, and William Wei as they represent AMSO in the Connecticut State Chapter MATHCOUNTS Competition.
Picture 1: Amity Middle School Math Team students going to the State Competition: Adarsh Kongani, Nishaan Patel, Armaan Patel, and William Wei (taken by Kathleen Fuller-Cutler)
Picture 2: Amity Middle School Math Team students: Top Row: Srilekha Kadimi, Nishaan Patel, Michael Haverstock, Armaan Patel, Adarsh Kongani, Brodey Lu, and Jennifer Adelson (coach) Bottom Row: William Wei, Anibal Loureda, Benjamin Bae, and Ibrahim Cosar (taken by Kathleen Fuller-Cutler)