Math Team Excels at UNL Math Day
On November 15, math teacher Andy Falk took nine math students to UNL’s annual Math Day. 1,359 students from 97 Nebraska high schools participated in the day, which consisted of individual PROBE (Problems Requiring Original and Brilliant Effort) competitions and a team math bowl competition. The top individual scores from each team were also combined to create a team PROBE score.
The NC team placed third in its division in the math bowl tournament and second in the PROBE I team competition. In the individual competitions, senior Arwen Zhang placed 23rd in the PROBE I competition and tied for 9th in the PROBE II competition. Due to her placing in PROBE II, she received a $2,000 UNL scholarship.
Of the day, Falk said, “Each of the students contributed to the success we had at math day. Some scored really well on the PROBE I test, which earned us second place in our class and sixth place overall. Many also contributed to our success in the math bowl competition. It is always satisfying to see students enjoy math and desire to do well in math.”
Front: Arwen Zhang, Linh Nguyen, Manisa Hongdilokkul. Back: Ben Janssen, Til Lyu, Kevin Yu, Duong Ha, Johnny Wu, Sam Qu.
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