Orange math students compete

NEW HAVEN >> Ten members of the Amity Middle School Orange Math Team competed Feb. 4 in the 2017 New Haven Chapter MATHCOUNTS Competition, with four going to the state competition March 11.

The team of 10 is Benjamin Bae, Ibrahim Cosar, Michael Haverstock, Srilekha Kadimi, Adarsh Kongani, Anibal Loureda, Brodey Lu, Armaan Patel, Nishaan Patel and William Wei.

The four members of the AMSO Math Team who competed in the MATHCOUNTS team round are Armaan Patel, Nishaan Patel, Adarsh Kongani and William Wei.

Students had been practicing and preparing for the competition since the first AMSO Math Team meeting at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.

Throughout the daylong MATHCOUNTS, all members of the AMSO team competed in the sprint round and target round, which required students to use various skills such as speed, accuracy, problem solving, and mathematical reasoning.

In the team round, students needed to collaborate and use their problem-solving skills to solve 10 math problems in 20 minutes. The four finished fourth out of all teams who competed, which qualifies them to continue on to the MATHCOUNTS State Competition on March 11.