MathEdge students from the Bay Area of California won eight individual awards and two team awards in the Taiwan International Mathematics Competition held July 23-28, which featured 588 contestants from 28 countries who competed in two divisions: Elementary Mathematics International Competition for elementary students and Invitational World Youth Mathematics Intercity Competition for junior high.
In the IWYMIC, the individual silver medalist was Saranesh Thanika Prembabu (9th grader from Dougherty Valley, San Ramon); brown medalist was Maya Sankar (7th grader from JLS Middle, Palo Alto); and merit award winners were Divya Bade (7th grader from Chaboya, San Jose), Jonathan Song Zhang (8th grader from Valley Christian, San Jose), and Tony Yutong Zhao (8th grader from Spangler, Milpitas).
USA Team B comprised of Justin Joey Chan, Anthony En-Hong Lau, Yutong Zhao and Joshua Chan won the second runner-up position.
In the EMIC, the following contestants won individual merit awards: Shopnavo Biswas (6th grader from Fremont); Michael Kwan (6th grader from Harker School, Sunnyvale); and Anika Kamath (6th grader from Crystal Springs Uplands, Los Altos).
USA Team A comprised of Jimmy Lin, Jeffrey Chenyen Liu, Michael Kwan and Shopnavo Biswis were second runners-up.
Students invited to the TAIMC were selected from tryouts administered and held by MathEdge in early February. They went through a 12-week training course. A final selection tests were administered in late April to select the 16 students. For all selected students, all expenses (except airfare) for six days including room and board, and local tours in Taiwan were covered by TAIMC.
MathEdge was created in 2004 to teach students to apply problem solving skills to mathematics.