Twelve students participate in math competition

Math competition

Twelve Upper School students participated in a math competition held at Florida Gulf Coast University this week. Our students spent the entire day competing against approximately 1,100 other students from fifty other schools in the state of Florida. Farragut was represented in all six subject areas: Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Statistics, and Calculus. Each student attended both individual and team contests, and each test was about ninety minutes long.

“The test questions were challenging to say the least,” said Upper School Math teacher and trip chaperone, Mr. Ma. “It was such a great experience and a good exposure for our students to interact with the top math students from these many schools. Through the coaches’ meeting, I had the opportunity to share and learn some of the great practices and strategies that I can apply in our school.”

Great job to the following participants:

Algebra 1
Angela Lorusso
Sean Boland

Algebra 2
Ruiqi Liu
Cory Burke

Geometry
Jose Lynch
Jack Prior

Pre-Calculus
Jinyu Wang
Rachel Goldstein

Statistics
Zhuoyuan Xu
Dean Wayment-Steele

Calculus
Xuan Wang
Sashinya Desilva

More about the competition:

The FGCU Invitational Mathematics Competition is offered by the Department of Chemistry and Mathematics to encourage students to develop their interests and abilities in mathematics. The competition is administered on the main campus of Florida Gulf Coast University located in Fort Myers, Florida. Participation is open to all middle school, junior high school and senior high school students and is divided into six divisions: Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Statistics, Pre-Calculus and Calculus. Students can participate in individual and team rounds for each division.

The individual scores are calculated using 30 multiple choice questions while the team (division) test scores are calculated by adding four team members’ individual scores and the team score together. The Sweepstake is calculated by adding the highest four division scores (Algebra II, Geometry, PreCalculus and Calculus) together to determine the overall school ranking. The highest scoring teams and individuals will be recognized in each division.