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2014 Math Prize for Girls

posted Sep 28, 2014, 10:26 AM by PJ Yim   [ updated Sep 29, 2014, 7:40 AM ]

Celine Liang, a junior from Saratoga High School, placed 1st overall in 6th annual Math Prize for Girls held in MIT.  Kristine Zhang earned herself a honorable mention.

Katie Wu, an 8th grader from Redwood Middle School, won the Youth Prize (winner of middle school) and 4th place overall.

Congratulations to Celine Liang, Kristine Zhang, and Katie Wu for their outstanding achievement.

Here are the top ten placements.

1.  Celine Liang (11th grade, Saratoga HS, CA), Score 17, $29,300 [see Note]
2. (tie)  Nina Vendhan (11th grade, Kent Denver School, CO), Score 16, $7500
2. (tie)  Danielle Wang (12th grade, Andrew Hill HS, CA), Score 16, $7500 [see Note]
4.  Catherine Wu (8th grade, Redwood MS, CA), Score 14, $1500
5.  Siye (Annie) Zhu (10th grade, Phillips Academy Andover, MA), Score 14, $1500
6.  Jacqueline (Jackie) Bredenberg (12th grade, Detroit Country Day School, MI), Score 13, $1000
7.  Demi Guo (11th grade, Hangzhou No. 2 HS, China), Score 13, $1000
8.  Rachel Zhang (11th grade, Parkway South HS, MO), Score 12, $350
9.  Nitya Mani (12th grade, Harker School, CA), Score 12, $350
10. Serina Hu (10th grade, Hunter College HS, NY), Score 12, $350  

AMC/Saratoga Math Club registration open

posted Sep 17, 2014, 9:56 AM by PJ Yim

You can sign up for Saratoga Math Club registration below.  You can use the same form to sign up just for AMC 10/12 as well.  After you've have registered, please follow the prompting to make a payment in Saratoga Web Store.

2014-15 Math Club/AMC Signups

Redwood Math Club, first day

posted Sep 16, 2014, 2:04 PM by PJ Yim

September 16, 2014
3:15pm in Redwood MS Main Library

Please find the pdf of the google slide below for your information.

exams made public for RMS

posted Aug 31, 2014, 12:13 PM by PJ Yim

I've updated the web-site to include past exams that includes RMS placement and selection tests, 2013-14 on-campus contests, and selected Mathcounts contests.

You can find "past exams" under Redwood MS tab.

RMC 2014-15 Placement Test Answers

posted Aug 29, 2014, 6:02 PM by PJ Yim   [ updated Aug 29, 2014, 8:46 PM ]

Hi all!

The results for the Redwood Placement test will be released by Mr. Yim after Labor Day, .

Meanwhile, here's a link to the answers to the placement test:

Some of the questions were taken out due to errors.


2014-15 Redwood Math Club Registration Open

posted Aug 17, 2014, 8:46 PM by PJ Yim   [ updated Sep 2, 2014, 10:54 AM ]

Please visit Redwood MS for details about Redwood MS Math Club.

Placement Test
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 web-site.

Saratoga HS does well in USA(J)MO!

posted May 21, 2014, 9:23 AM by PJ Yim

Of the four Saratoga students participated in the 2014 USA (Junior) Mathematical Olympiad, Celine Liang and Sean Shi are invited to participate in the Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program (MOSP).

Approximately fifty of the most promising students from USA are invited for a 3-4 week intensive math program. Immediately following the program some of the participants will be chosen for various international level math competitions.

Special congratulations to Celine Liang, who was named among the winners for the USA Junior Mathematics Olympiad.

USAJMO Top 11 Winners and Honorable Mentions
A group photo on the day of 2014 USA(J)MO
(left to right: Celine Liang, Kristine Zhang, Sean Shi, Keshav Narayan, Mr. Yim)

Redwood shines in 2014 California North State Mathcounts

posted Apr 21, 2014, 3:41 PM by PJ Yim

Redwood Middle School placed 2nd behind The Harker School in California State Mathcounts North by the slimmest margin possible of 0.25.  

Quick re-cap of the Redwood MS performance:
  • Team: 2nd in State
  • Written Round: Catherine Wu 5th place, Aayush Gupta 10th place
  • Countdown Round: Brandon Wang, 4th place
  • Catherin Wu is the top female 7th grader
  • Brandon Wang, Neving Liang, and Howard Tang were the three of the four highest finishing 6th graders

Please offer your congratulations to mathletes from Redwood Middle School that sent the most number of mathletes to the State Mathcounts this year.  They are Nevin Liang (t)Brandon Wang (t)Tiffany Huang (i)Catherine Wu (t)Anthony Ding (t),  Howard Tang (i), and Aayush Gupta (i).

2014 USA(J)MO Qualifiers

posted Apr 15, 2014, 12:44 PM 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.

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