Washington Mathlete and Texas Team Triumphed At MATHCOUNTS Finals
Seventh-grader Edward Wan of Bellevue, Washington took home the top prize at the 2016 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition in May by answering the question “What is the remainder when 999,999,999 is divided by 32?” His correct answer, 31, came in just 6.95 seconds.
The Texas team—with members Andrew Cai, Luke Robitaille, Benjamin Wright, and Justin Yu—also came out on top. All four Texas team members qualified for the Countdown Round, a MATHCOUNTS first.
MATHCOUNTS is a nonprofit organization that strives to engage middle school students of all ability and interest levels in fun, challenging math programs. Its yearly competition involves more than 100,000 students.
NSPE is a founding sponsor of MATHCOUNTS and many Society members volunteer. The 2014–15 competition series included 4000 volunteers from local and state NSPE chapters.
Learn more about MATHCOUNTS at www.mathcounts.org.
EDWARD WAN (LEFT) WON A $20,000 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP AND A TRIP TO US SPACE CAMP.