SHS Math Team Takes First in Westchester County Math League

mathteamThe Scarsdale High School math team won first place in the Westchester County Math League. This league consists of teams from 27 school districts in Westchester County. The teams meet monthly to solve challenging and intriguing math problems. Individuals and teams earn points based on the number of problems they solve correctly.

The first place individual winner was also from Scarsdale: Eric Wei. Three students tied for second place. Two of them were from Scarsdale: Deyuan Li and Richard Xu.

Eleven students from the Scarsdale High School math team qualified to participate in the New York State Math League competition. To qualify for this competition, students must show a high level of achievement on monthly Westchester County math meets. The eleven Scarsdale students are:

Curtis Chang
Alan Chung
Charles Lau
Depei Li
Deyuan Li
Nianli Peng
Austin Tang
Eric Wei
Richard Xu
Tianyi Xu
Maxwell Zhao

The New York State Math League (NYSML) is a math competition for teams around New York State. It is held every spring at a different location. This year the contest will held at SUNY Geneseo on Saturday, March 17. The teams, consisting of 15 students each, gather to compete in individual, team, relay and power races.

See below for a problem posed to the team ... and the solution

 See below for a problem posed to the team ... and the solution.