March 26 – 27, 2010
Sheraton Harrisburg – Hershey
Winchester Thurston wins Pennsylvania MATHCOUNTS state competition!
The Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers hosted an advanced mathematics competition on March 27, 2010. 161 students from 72 schools tested themselves in an advanced mathematics competition.
The top 4 individual students (*) will advance as the Pennsylvania team to compete at the National MATHCOUNTS level, May 6 – 9, in Orlando FL.
The first place team coach, Heather Crowley, will act as coach.
First Place Team
Second Place Team
Third Place Team
Fourth Place Team
Fifth Place Team
Individual Countdown Round
Students were tested for both accuracy and speed on questions like the following:
Sprint Round (no calculator; 30 problems in 40 minutes; students work alone)
Problem: A rectangular tile measures 3 inches by 4 inches. What is the fewest number of these tiles that are needed to completely cover a rectangular region that is 2 feet by 5 feet?
Answer: 120 tiles
Target Round (calculator permitted; 6 minutes for each of 4 pairs of problems; students work alone)
Problem: What is the greatest whole number that must be a factor of the sum of any four consecutive positive odd numbers?
Team Round (calculator permitted; 10 problems in 20 minutes; students work with three other team members)
Problem: A four-digit perfect square integer is created by placing two positive two-digit perfect square integers next to each other. What is the four-digit square integer?
Countdown Round (no calculator; head-to-head challenge between two students; first-to-answer; no more than 45 seconds permitted)
Problem: When Bob exercises, he does jumping jacks for 5 minutes and then walks the track at 4 minutes per lap. If he exercised for 73 minutes on Monday, how many laps did he walk?
Answer: 17 laps
Congratulations on a job well done.