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NEWS RELEASE

2008
11th Annual High School Mathematical Modeling Contest

The Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP) is pleased to announce the results of the Eleventh Annual High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling (HiMCM). A total of 269 teams, with up to 4 students each, from 52 schools, competed. All teams worked at their own schools during a designated 36-hour period between November 7th and 24th, 2008. Each high school team chose from 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

Hong Kong International School, Tai Tam, Hong Kong
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, Aurora, IL
Maggie Walker Governor's School, Richmond, VA
The Ellis School, Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Outstanding Teams

All Saints Episcopal School, Fort Worth, TX
Arkansas School for Math & Sciences, Hot Springs, AR
Central Academy, Des Moines, IA (2 Teams)
Clarkstown High School South, West Nyack, NY
Dubuque Hempstead High School, Dubuque, IA
Hanover High School, Hanover, NH (2 Teams)
Hanyoung Foreign Language High School, Seoul, Korea
Holy Ghost Prep, Bensalem, PA
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, Aurora, IL
Maggie Walker Governor's School, Richmond, VA (2 Teams)
Shanghai Foreign Language School, Shanghai, China (2 Teams)
Middlesex School, Concord, MA
Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, MD
China Normal University Secondary School No. 2, Shanghai, China


2008 HiMCM Statistics

Problem

National Outstanding

%

Regional Outstanding

%

Meritorious

%

Honorable Mention

%

Successful Participant

%

TOTAL

A

3

2%

9

8%

28

24%

60

52%

16

14%

116

B

1

1%

9

6%

30

20%

94

61%

19

12%

153

Total

4

1%

28

7%

58

22%

154

57%

35

13%

269

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

For additional contest information, contact COMAP at: himcm@comap.com

 


2008 HiMCM CD-ROM

Available for the first time: View all the Regional and National Outstanding papers in their entirety.

This will make a great addition to any modeling class or can be used for contest preparation.


Each 2008 HiMCM CD-ROM includes:

  • The 2008 HiMCM press release,
  • Results report with team designation,
  • The 2008 HiMCM problem sets,
  • Unabridged versions of The National Outstanding Papers,
  • Unabridged versions of The Regional Outstanding Papers,
  • COMAP membership information, and
  • COMAP contact information.  Learn More