Archmere's Inaugural Math Madness Team Wins Division IIA Tournament
After a successful run through each stage of competition, Archmere's first ever Math Madness team advanced to the last meet, held on Monday, December 16th. The Auks defeated Fort Hays State University - Early College Program (Hays, KS), 33-29, in the final round of the Division IIA Math Madness tournament. Alex Chen '23 and Nick Zhu '22 both finished that round with a perfect score.
Throughout the semester they competed against teams from California, Maryland, Kansas, Texas, Delaware and Pennsylvania. The team had to go through qualifying rounds in which they were ranked and then entered into a tournament within one of 6 divisions. The Archmere team of Andy Shi '20, Nick Zhu '22, Jess Pei '20, Joe Caruso '22, Alex Chen '23, Leo Chang '23, and Helen Qi '23 dominated through all six rounds of weekly head-to-head contests to become the Division IIA Math Madness Champions.
Math Madness is a weekly online math competition, in which students compete in a bracketed style tournament (like March Madness) against other high school students across the United States. The tournament runs from September through December. If you are interested in joining Math Madness next year, see Mrs. Pisani.