Thursday, April 25, 2013

Dunwoody High Math Team

Competes in Clemson Calculus Challenge

Congratulations to the DHS Math Team on its showing at the 2013 Clemson Calculus Challenge! Thomas Dellaert, Wesley Dixon, Mallory Harris, David Heavern, Angelina Hou, Will Koval, Mary Elizabeth Lee and Jacky Zhu represented DHS, which finished in 6th place in our size class.

Mallory Harris had our high score, finishing in the top 25 individuals overall. In our class, Mallory and David Heavern finished in the top 10 individuals, and Thomas Dellaert came in 15th.

The Clemson Calculus Challenge is a one day calculus contest for high school students that consists of two components. In the morning students take an individual 90 minute calculus test consisting of 40 multiple-choice questions. The 40 questions range in difficulty from "fairly routine" for the first 10, to "very challenging" for the last 10. The afternoon competition is team oriented. Teams of three to four students compete in a six-round, free-response question tournament. Each round lasts 10 minutes, and a team's score is determined by correctness and time needed to solve the problem. The morning exam and the afternoon problems are designed to test students' knowledge of the topics contained in the Advanced Placement Calculus AB syllabus

The tournament had 300 contestants from 40 of the top math schools in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Alabama.

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