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First Place Tie Marks Round One of Math Competition

Nov. 12, 2010

        Teams from Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School and Severna Park High School tied for first place in round one of the Anne Arundel County High School Mathematics Competition hosted by Anne Arundel Community College.

        The Oct. 30 event on the AACC Arnold campus drew 144 participants from 15 Anne Arundel County public and private high schools. Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School and Severna Park High School each scored 10 points for the round. When a tie occurs for first place, no second place award is given. Meade High School placed third with 9.33 points.

        Organized by AACC, the annual competition has five matches. Each match is divided into two phases. In the first phase, students work individually to answer as many of six questions as possible during the 30-minute time limit. One student achieved a perfect score: Logan Crew of Meade High School.

        In the second phase of the competition, the students work in teams of up to five members each to answer another set of six questions in 30 minutes. Teams from Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School, Meade and Severna Park high schools achieved perfect scores.

        School scores are computed by adding the best team score to the average of the top three individuals’ scores. First-round scores, excluding the top three performers: Annapolis High, 8.0; Key School, 6.33; Archbishop Spalding and Severn School, both scored 6.0; Arundel High, 5.33; North County High, 5.0; Broadneck High, 4.67; Chesapeake High, 3.0; Northeast High, 2.0; Indian Creek, 1.67; Glen Burnie High and South River High, both scored 1.33.

      The next competition is Nov. 13. Contact Evie Robbins, AACC associate professor of mathematics and the competition director, at 410-777-2556 for information.