(From left to right) Ria Das, Anusha Murali, Nisha Devasia and Michael Hong
30th MATHCOUNTS STATE COMPETITION • PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY • March 9, 2013
MATHCOUNTS is a national mathematics competition for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. In New Hampshire, it is sponsored by the New Hampshire Society of Professional Engineers and the New Hampshire Teachers of Mathematics.
The state is divided into six regions. The students first compete at their local schools and then at the regional level. The three winning teams from each region, together with top-scoring individuals not represented on those teams, then compete at the state level to determine the four winning individuals who will represent New Hampshire at the national competition in Washington, DC on May 10th.
At the state meet, the students compete in three written tests. Based on those results, the 12 top-scoring competitors then compete in the Countdown Round, a fast-paced test in which the questions are projected on a screen and the students have a maximum of 45 seconds in which to answer.
The individual winners who will make up the NH State Team that goes to Washington, DC to compete in the National Competition on May 10, 2013 are:
1st Place – Ria Das (Academy for Science & Design)
2nd Place - Nisha Devasia (Fairgrounds Middle School)
3rd Place – Anusha Murali (Shaker Road School)
4th Place – Michael Hong (Cardigan Mt School)
Siva Ravada, coach of the Fairgrounds team, will coach the State Team and will accompany the team to the National Competition.
The three winning teams are as follows:
1st Place - Fairgrounds Middle School, Nashua
2nd Place - Academy of Science & Design, Nashua
3rd Place – Cardigan Mountain, Canaan
The winners of the Countdown Round are as follows:
1st Place – Ria Das
2nd Place – Nisha Devasia
3rd Place – Anusha Murali
4th Place – Michael Hong
Dr. Natalya Vinogradova of the Mathematics Department, coordinated the activities at Plymouth State University.