Congratulations to the Kirby Hall middle school math club for placing 13th in the world, 6th in Texas and 3rd in Texas at the 2015 Purple Comet Math Meet. The team consisting of Benjamin Burton, Joseph Carruth, Nir Elber, Alexander Burton, Vaughan McInerney, and Sam Shvets competed in the small middle school division (which includes all middle schools with at most 400 students) of the contest.
This meet is an annual online mathematics competition where teams of six students to work together to submit a single set of answers to 20 problems within one hour. An example of a moderately difficult problem this year is “Find the number of positive integers n such that a regular polygon with n sides has internal angles with measures equal to an integer number of degrees.”
This year’s top scoring teams come from the U.S., Greece, Bulgaria, Iran, Turkey, China, the Czech Republic, Nigeria, and Romania.