Math Students Rank Top in Nation

Four of Hart's elite math students scored so well on a national high school-level math exam that they qualified to advance to the next level of competition.

Eleven students on Hart's MathCounts team recently took the American Mathematics Competitions 10 exam, commonly called the AMC10. The 75-minute test has 25 questions that can be understood and solved with algebra and geometry concepts. It basically tests students at a 10th-grade level.

More than 50,000 students nationwide took the exam Feb. 4.

Hart students who qualified for the next level are sixth-graders Jonathan Sy and Shreyas Swaminathan, eighth-grader Andy Peng and seventh-grader Asim Biswal.

Jonathan came in first in the nation among sixth-graders with a score of 145.5 out of 150 points, an honor he shares with 48 other students. Only 36 students got a higher score.

Shreyas ranked second in the nation with a score of 144 out of 150 points, an honor he shares 45 other students in the nation. Only 84 students got a higher score.

Andy placed in the top 1 percentile among eighth-graders with a score of 144 out of 150 points.

Hart's MathCounts coach, Ran Li, boasts that Hart has never had such high schools on the AMC10 exam.

The top four Hart students will take the three-hour American Invitational Mathematics Exam on March 12 at Harvest Park Middle School.

25 question, 75 minute multiple choice examination in secondary school mathematics containing problems which can be understood and solved with algebra and geometry concepts. - See more at: http://www.maa.org/math-competitions/amc-1012#sthash.MxHC7x21.dpuf
25 question, 75 minute multiple choice examination in secondary school mathematics containing problems which can be understood and solved with algebra and geometry concepts. - See more at: http://www.maa.org/math-competitions/amc-1012#sthash.MxHC7x21.dpuf
25 question, 75 minute multiple choice examination in secondary school mathematics containing problems which can be understood and solved with algebra and geometry concepts. - See more at: http://www.maa.org/math-competitions/amc-1012#sthash.MxHC7x21.dpuf