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County High School Math Competition Off to a Fast Start

Oct. 18, 2011

        Chesapeake Science Point Charter School (CSP) took first place in round one of the Anne Arundel County High School Mathematics Competition hosted by Anne Arundel Community College. The popular annual competition saw Severn School capture second place and Annapolis High School win third place.

        The Oct. 15 event on the AACC Arnold campus drew 123 participants from 14 Anne Arundel County public and private high schools. Organized by AACC, the 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: Jun Lee from South River 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. Three teams achieved a perfect score on this part of the competition: Arundel High School, Broadneck High School and Severn School.

        School scores are computed by adding the best team score to the average of the top three individuals’ scores. First-round scores: CSP, 9.67; Severn School, 9.33; Annapolis High, 8.0; Broadneck High, Key School and Severna Park High, 7.67 each; Arundel High, 7.33; South River High, 7.0; Archbishop Spalding High, 6.33; North County High, 3.67; Old Mill High, 3.0; Glen Burnie High and Southern High , 2.33 each; Meade High, 1.67.

      The next competition is Nov. 5 in the Careers Center Building. Contact Evie Robbins, AACC associate professor of mathematics and the competition director, at 410-777-2556 or for information.