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NEWS RELEASE

2009
12th Annual High School Mathematical Modeling Contest

The Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP) is pleased to announce the results of the Twelveth Annual High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling (HiMCM). A total of 277 teams, with up to 4 students each, from 47 schools, competed. All teams worked at their own schools during a designated 36-hour period between November 6th and 23rd, 2009. 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

Davis Senior High School, Davis, CA
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, Aurora, IL (2 Teams)
International School of Duesseldorf, Duesseldorf, Germany
Maggie Walker Governor's School, Richmond, VA
Mills Godwin High School, Richmond, VA
Shanghai Foreign Language School Affiliated to SISU, Shanghai, China
The Ellis School, Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Outstanding Teams

Castilleja School, Palo Alto, CA
Central Academy, Des Moines, IA
Charter School of Wilmington, Wilmington, DE
Dubuque Hempstead High School, Dubuque, IA
Hong Kong International School, Tai Tam, Hong Kong (4 Teams)
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, Aurora, IL
Maggie Walker Governor's School, Richmond, VA (2 Teams)
Mills Godwin High School, Richmond, VA (2 Teams)
Shanghai Foreign Language School Affiliated to SISU, Shanghai, China
The Ellis School, Pittsburgh, PA

2009 HiMCM Statistics

Problem

National Outstanding

%

Regional Outstanding

%

Meritorious

%

Honorable Mention

%

Successful Participant

%

TOTAL

A

4

3%

5

4%

32

26%

49

39%

35

28%

125

B

4

3%

10

7%

28

18%

63

41%

47

31%

152

Total

8

3%

15

5%

60

22%

112

40%

82

30%

277

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

 


2009 HiMCM CD-ROM

Now available: 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 2009 HiMCM CD-ROM includes:

  • The 2009 HiMCM press release,
  • Results report with team designation,
  • The 2009 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