The American Regions Mathematics League (ARML) is an annual national
mathematics competition. High school students form teams of 15 to represent
their city, state, county or school and compete against the best in the
from the United States and Canada. The event consists of Team, Power, Individual
and Relay rounds (For more information click here)
and usually takes place the first Saturday after Memorial Day. Currently,
ARML is held simultaneously at three sites:
State, The University of Iowa and
Jose State University .
The thirtieth annual meet will be held Saturday, June 4,2005
San Francisco A, Massachusetts A, and Thomas Jefferson A began the meet by achieving perfect scores on the team round. San Francisco A took the lead for good by being only one of two teams to score 39 out of 40 on the Power Question. San Francisco A continued their strong showing during the individual round, faltering slightly on question 3, but turning in a strong showing on question 8, answered by only 19 students nationwide. Five of San Francisco A's students correctly answered this challenging question. The Michigan Reals led the relay round with 32 points. Massachusetts A scored 30 points in the relay round, but it wasn't enough to catch San Francisco A. In Division B, Ontario B1 was the winner scoring 134 total points. Chicago C earned second place with 120 total points.
In the guest, division, Taiwan F led all teams with 163 points. Taiwan B led all guest teams during the individual round, but Taiwan F's strong performance on the team events lifted them ahead of Taiwan B.
Six individuals achieved a perfect 8 during the individual round. The
tie-breaker was won by Gabriel Carroll of
Francisco Bay A.
New York City A, Massachusetts A and Upstate New York A jumped out to an early lead with perfect scores on the team round. San Francisco Bay A turned it into a four team race by being the only team to achieve a perfect 40 on the power question and solidified their position by being the only team to have every team member answer all first three individual round questions correctly. By the end of the individual round, San Francisco Bay A had built a three point lead over New York City A and Massachusetts A. Chicago A scored 30 out of 40 on the relay round to vault from fourth to a tie for first.
This year, we were honored once more with a visit by three teams from Taiwan. As the record shows (see www.arml.com), these teams did fine work. The highest scoring Taiwan team scored on the level of the ten best American teams in the A division. The other two teams scored on the level of the top 12 in our B division.
The Taiwanese visitors have established a parallel league to ARML, the Taiwan Regions Mathematics League. In their first year, TRML involved 80 teams, and next year they will host 280 teams.
Three individuals attained perfect scores during the individual round.
In order of their finish on the tiebreaker, they were
Fourteen students scored 7 out of 8 during the individual round. There were: Josh Burton, San Francisco Bay A; Lawrence Detlor, New York City A; Mark Lipson, Massachussetts A; Howard Liu, Chicago A; Mike Lugo, All Pennsylvania; David Mermin, North Carolina A; Jason Moruo, Washington A; Andy Neidemeier, Minnesota Gold; Gregory Price, Thomas Jefferson A; Nicholas Rupprecht, Chicago A; David Shin, Academy Allstarts of NJ A; Matt Thibault, Minnesota Gold; Kohki Yamaguchi, Chicago A; Yan Zhang, Thomas Jefferson A.
Complete standings are available at
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