David Zheng, Brian Xu, and Peiyao Li Score in the Top 5% of All San Marino High School Students in American Mathematics Competition (AMC) 12 Math Exam

As a result of scoring in the Top 5% of all San Marino High School students taking the AMC 12 Math Exam, three of the students qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination. They are David Zheng, Brian Xu, and Peiyao Li. On March 18th, six of SMHS math team members will travel to Long Beach State to compete in the problem-solving festival Math Day at the Beach. This competition is very intense and contestants often ring in to answer before many of the teachers even finish reading the question. The team also competes in the Cal-Math League. San Marino High School is currently in second place in the Northeast Los Angeles Division, just two points behind the leader (133-131), with one contest still to be played.

The Mathematical Association of America’s AMC 12 (American Mathematics Competition) is a 25-question, 75-minute, multiple choice examinations in high school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills. The AMC 12 covers the entire high school curriculum including trigonometry, advanced algebra, and advanced geometry, but excluding calculus. Students in grade 12 or below and under 19.5 years of age on the day of the contest can take the AMC 12.

San Marino High School, 2701 Huntington Drive, San Marino, (626) 299-7020 or visit www.sanmarinohs.org.



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