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2014 USA(J)MO Qualifiers

posted by PJ Yim

Please offer your congratulations to Sean Shi for qualifying for USA Mathematics Olympiad, and Celine Liang, and Kristine Zhang, Keshav Narayan for qualifying for USA Junior Mathematics Olympiad.  

This is Sean's first USAMO qualification after qualifying to USAJMO for two years in a row.  Celine and Kristine are multiple USAJMO qualifier.  Keshave is the lone freshman to qualify for USAJMO.

AIME Practice Sessions

posted Apr 4, 2014, 5:13 PM by Saratoga HS

For the rest of the year, we will be practicing AIME (early preparation for next year's contest). To try to make fewer careless mistakes, we will form groups every Friday and write up proof-like solutions in order to develop our proof-writing skills as well as practice AIME. For those of you who are interested, please email/notify us beforehand so we can place you in a group.

Redwood Math Club Placement Test Changes

posted Apr 2, 2014, 4:39 PM by Saratoga HS   [ updated Apr 3, 2014, 1:58 PM ]

SHS Math Club prepares the Redwood Math Club Placement Test every year.  For next year (2014-15), we will modify the format of the Redwood Math Club Placement Test. In addition to the usual short answer questions, we will be adding a small number of free response questions to test student's basic skills in algebra. 

The Placement Test will also be comprised of questions of difficulty similar to that of Math Olympiad for Elementary and Middle School, MS  & HS CaML, Regional MandelbrotAMC-8 and -10, and include some questions from AIME.  You can obtain past contests of AMC-8, -10, and AIME from artofproblemsolving.com web-site.

SCVMA and BMT

posted Mar 25, 2014, 11:45 AM by Saratoga HS

This year, both SCVMA and BMT were held on March 22nd. Congratulations to everyone who placed!

Here is a summary of the SCVMA results:

Open (Precalc):
Alex Li 4th
Keshav 11th

Stats:
Faisal 6th
Michael 9th
Raj 12th

Discovery:
Celine 4th

High School Leap Frog:
Priyanka & Kevin 4th

Middle School Leap Frog:
Andrew & Lillian 2nd

Alg 2:
Divya 5th
Bala 8th

Alg 1:
Alexandra 2nd
Joseph 9th
Elaine 12th

Geometry:
Hannah 1st
Caitlyn 5th
Gordon 15th

Middle School Team:
Redwood 2nd

...and the BMT results:

Individual Round:
Sean 1st

Discrete Focus Round:
Edgar 4th

Saratoga placed 5th place overall as a team at BMT. 

Good job to everyone who participated!

2015 Saratoga HS Math Club Officers

posted Mar 15, 2014, 10:09 AM by PJ Yim

Congratulations.  2015 Math Club Officers are Kevin Chiang (Liaison), Sean Shi (Contest Master), Kristine Zhang (Contest Logistics), Celine Liang (secretary/treasury).

Good News for Google+ users...

posted Mar 3, 2014, 2:47 PM by PJ Yim

We have been use FB Group for Saratoga HS to communicate.  But, I have recently added Google+ as an alternative to FB Group.  I have definitively dropped using Google Groups.   Through Google+ Community, I will be sending out periodic reminders regarding different on-campus contests and other issues regarding Saratoga HS Math Club and Redwood MS Math Club.  Please click the link to join.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/102005297923737046237

For major announcements, such as AMC test results, I will make announcements on both this web-site as well as Google+ (not Google+ Community) using togamath@gmail.com account.  Please add togamath@gmail.com to your Google + circle, if you wish to be notified right away.

2014 Qualifier by AMC-B for Saratoga Schools

posted Feb 28, 2014, 6:04 PM by PJ Yim   [ updated Mar 13, 2014, 9:16 AM ]

Total of forty students from Saratoga Schools qualified for AIME.  27 qualifiers are from Saratoga HS and 13 qualifiers are from Redwood MS. 

By way of AMC-B, there are total of 22 AIME qualifiers from Saratoga Schools.  Of the 22 AIME qualifiers, fifteen students are from Saratoga HS and seven students are from Redwood MS.  Here's the detail from AMC-A test.

Here is the break-down of AMC-B.

SARATOGA HIGH SCHOOL

AMC 12 Student Honors and Team Members
Sean Shi 132, Kevin Chiang 112.5, Edgar Chen 111
AMC 12 School Team Score is: 355.50 Team is defined as the 3 highest scores

AMC 10 Student Honors and Team Members 
Celine Liang 150, Kristine Zhang 144, Nathan Ney 138 
AMC 10 School Team Score is: 432.00 Team is defined as the 3 highest scores


AIME Qualifiers

AMC BLast NameFirst NameAMC B ScoreAMC B Award
12ShiSean132AWCHD
12ChiangKevin112.5AHT
12ChenEdgar111AHT
12LeeMatthew105AH
12LuKimberly102AH
10LiangCeline150AWHD
10ZhangKristine144ATCHD
10NeyNate138ATCHD
10NeyBrendan135ACHD
10LeeJacky132AHD
10LaiNicholas124.5AH
10NarayanKeshav133.5ADH
10PandeyMayank130.5AH
10TsengAlbert129AH
10ChowKarena123AH

W - Winner, T - Team Member, C - Young Student Cert of Achievement, D - Honor Roll of Distinction Pin 
G - Gold Medal, S - Silver Medal, B - Bronze Medal, 
H - Certificate of Distinction, A - AMIE Qualifier


REDWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL

AMC 10 Student Honors and Team Members 
Aayush Gupta 138, Anthony Ding 133.5, Tristan Xiao 129 
AMC 10 School Team Score is: 400.5 Team is defined as the 3 highest scores

Grade LevelLast NameFirst NameAMC B ScoreAMC B Award
8GuptaAayush138ACHD
8DingAnthony133.5ACHD
8XiaoTristan129ACH
8FanHannah124.5ACH
7WuCatherine135ACHD
6WangBrandon135ADH
6TangHoward130.5ACH


W - Winner, T - Team Member, C - Young Student Cert of Achievement, D - Honor Roll of Distinction Pin 
G - Gold Medal, S - Silver Medal, B - Bronze Medal, 
H - Certificate of Distinction, A - AMIE Qualifier

2014 CaML Rd 5 Results...

posted Feb 27, 2014, 11:16 AM by PJ Yim

Saratoga HS result isn't reflected in the link below, but it will be.  Saratoga HS has a perfect team score along with four other high schools in California.

Following students have contributed with perfect scores for round 5.

LeeMatthew
NarayanKeshav
NeyNate
PandeyMayank
ShenAllen
ShiSean
ZhangKristine

Kristine Zhang remains the only student in Saratoga HS with a perfect score for the 2013-14 season.  We have one more round to go.



2014 SHS & RMS AIME Qualifier by AMC-A

posted Feb 23, 2014, 10:00 AM by PJ Yim   [ updated Mar 13, 2014, 9:13 AM ]

There are total of 35 AIME qualifiers from Saratoga Schools via AMC-A.  Of the 37 AIME qualifiers, twenty-five students are from Saratoga HS and twelve students are from Redwood MS.  Here is the break-down.

SARATOGA HIGH SCHOOL

AMC 12 Student Honors and Team Members
Sean Shi 130.5, Kevin Chiang 112.5, Landon Chow 109.5
AMC 12 School Team Score is: 352.50 Team is defined as the 3 highest scores

AMC 10 Student Honors and Team Members
Celine Liang 144, Nathan Ney 141, Jacky Lee 141
AMC 10 School Team Score is: 426.00 Team is defined as the 3 highest scores

AIME Qualifiers

gradeLastNameFirstNamecontestTotalScoreAwards
12CHENEDGAR12100.5HA
12CHENNOLAN1293HA
11CHIANGKEVIN12112.5THDA
11CHOWLANDON12109.5THDA
12ENGROBERT12102HA
12KRISHNAMURTHIPRIYANKA1294.5HA
10SHISEAN12130.5WCHDA
12ZHENGMICHAEL1297.5HA
9CHIANGCANDACE10121.5HA
10LAINICHOLAS10123HA
10LEEJACKY10141THDA
10LIALEXANDER10127.5HA
10LIANGCELINE10144BHDA
9LIUDANIEL10141HDA
9NARAYANKESHAV10129HA
10NEYBRENDAN10133.5HDA
10NEYNATHAN10141THDA
9PANDEYMAYANK10126HA
10SHENALLEN10120HA
9SUNKATHERINE10120HA
10TANGDORRIE10141HDA
9TSENGALBERT10133.5HDA
10VEERAPANENIRISHI10127.5HA
9YOOYEHCHAN10121.5HA
10ZHANGKRISTINE10141HDA


W - Winner, T - Team Member, C - Young Student Cert of Achievement, D - Honor Roll of Distinction Pin
G - Gold Medal, S - Silver Medal, B - Bronze Medal, 
H - Certificate of Distinction, A - AMIE Qualifier

REDWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL

AMC 10 Student Honors and Team Members 
Aayush Gupta 144, Andrew Zheng 144, Anthony Ding 141 
AMC 10 School Team Score is: 429.00 Team is defined as the 3 highest scores

AIME Qualifiers
8GUPTAAAYUSH10144BCHDA
8ZHENGANDREW10144WTCHDA
8DINGANTHONY10141TCHDA
7WUCATHERINE10141CHDA
8FANHANNAH10132CHDA
8STRATAKOSDEAN10132CHDA
6WANGBRANDON10132CHDA
6LIANGNEVIN10130.5CHA
6TANGHOWARD10127.5CHA
8ZENGLILLIAN10126CHA
8HUANGTIFFANY10126CHA
7ZHANGMICHAEL10120CHA


W - Winner, T - Team Member, C - Young Student Cert of Achievement, D - Honor Roll of Distinction Pin
G - Gold Medal, S - Silver Medal, B - Bronze Medal,
H - Certificate of Distinction, A - AMIE Qualifier

Redwood excels in 2014 Santa Clara Chapter Mathcounts Competition

posted Feb 15, 2014, 8:10 PM by PJ Yim

Redwood Middle School participated in 2014 Santa Clara Chapter Mathcounts Competition at San Jose State University on Saturday February 15, 2014.  Each student represented proudly represented themselves and Redwood Middle School with positive attitude and utmost respect.  I am proud of every and each one of the mathletes for the way they have prepared and competed.

Individually, which consists of Sprint Round and Target Round, Brandon Wang, Anthony Ding, Catherine Wu got Honorable Mentions and Aayush Gupta got 9th place.  Nevin Liang went the furthest in the Countdown Round portion of the competition and placed 2nd.  As a team, Redwood Middle School placed 3rd.  Brandone Wang, Anthony Ding, Catherine Wu, and Nevin Liang that comprised the team will move onto California State Mathcounts Competition in March 22, 2014 at Stanford University.  Along with the team members, Aayush Gupta, Tiffany Huang, and Howard Tang, who competed as Individuals, have also qualified for State Mathcounts.

This represents the first time that Redwood MS has sent seven of its mathletes to the State Mathcounts.  I am not aware of any other school in California with this accomplishment.  Congratulations and good luck.

top: Catherine Wu, Tristan Xiao, Aayush Gupta, Tiffany Huang, Hannah Fan
bottom: Nevin Liang, Howard Tang, Mr. Yim, Brandon Wang, Anthony Ding
not pictured: Alexandra Li

3rd place team in Santa Clara Chapter
(left to right) Tim McCarthy, Nevin Liang, Brandon Wang, and Catherine Wu

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