For the second year in a row, the BASIS Independent McLean MATHCOUNTS team won the Northern Virginia Region Chapter Competition, which took place on February 3. The team, Eleanor K. '22, Pravalika P. '22, Sam W. '23, and Ethan Z. '23, will compete in the state championships on March 17. The BASIS Independent McLean team is the defending state champion.
Ten BASIS Independent McLean students took top honors at the American Mathematics Competition 8 (AMC 8) 2017. What an accomplishment!
The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. Through classroom resources and friendly competition, this event helps educators from around the country identify talent and foster a love of mathematics.
We are thrilled that our students not only took on such a challenge, but that they emerged so victorious.
Congratulations to Josh F., Pravi P., Ethan Z., and Austin Z., BASIS Independent McLean's fabulous Mathcounts team and coaches Rikki McCullough and Tyler Sullivan for winning the Mathcounts State Championships!
All four team members placed in the top 20 spots in the individual competition. Pravi took first place, Ethan took second, Josh placed 10th, and Austin placed 19th!
The National Society of Professional Engineers, National Council of Teachers and Mathematics and CN Foundation created Mathcounts in 1983. These groups founded this national middle school enrichment program to promote the importance and value of math in school and beyond. The program was brought to life through competitions and club activities.
"The win was very exciting as a new teacher and coach. It shows that our new school has some talented kids and teachers willing to help them push to be the best," said Coach McCollugh. "The team worked very well as a team as well as individually. They put in a lot of hours on practicing for this."
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