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NEWS RELEASE

January 2001
3rd Annual High School Mathematical Modeling Contest

The Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP) is pleased to announce the results of the Third Annual High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling (HiMCM). A total of 160 teams competed from 61 schools. All HiMCM teams, with up to four students each, worked at their own schools during a designated 24-hour period from January 12 to 22, 2001. Each high school team chose one of the two modeling problems offered and then constructed their solutions.

 

A Complete Results Report, with designations for all participants, is available in portable document format

National Outstanding Teams

Arkansas School for Math and Science, Hot Springs, AR

Chesterfield County Math & Science High School, Midlothian, VA (2 teams)

Governor’s School for Government and International Studies, Richmond, VA

Hong Kong International School, Hong Kong

Hunter College High School, New York, NY

Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, Aurora, IL

Sidwell Friends School, Washington, D.C.

Westminster Schools, Atlanta, GA (2 teams)

Regional Outstanding Teams

Albany High School (CA), two teams from California Academy of Math and Science (CA), The Charter School of Wilmington (DE), Cumberland Valley High School (PA), Frontier Regional High School (MA), Gresham High School (OR), Hempstead High School (IA), three teams from Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science (MA), Mississippi School for Math and Science (MS), and Mills E. Goodwin High School (VA).

2001 HiMCM Statistics

Problem

National Outstanding

%

Regional Outstanding

%

Meritorious

%

Honorable Mention

%

Successful Participant

%

TOTAL

A

8

9%

6

7%

22

25%

37

41%

16

18%

89

B

3

4%

7

10%

21

29%

26

36%

14

20%

71

Total

11

7%

13

8%

43

27%

63

39%

30

19%

160

All schools are to be commended for their efforts. The judges were impressed with all the teams’ creativity and ingenuity in mathematical modeling, and in their ability to explain their strategies and problem-solving techniques in clear terms. Each participant is a true winner. A complete Results Report, listing all teams by designation, can be found at http://www.comap.com/highschool/contests/himcm.