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Yorba Linda Middle School - MathCounts

Organized by: William Lin

THE STORY:

MathCounts is a national mathematics competition for middle school students. When I was a middle school student, I participated in the competition through La Paz Intermediate School and placed in the Top-10 of all students in Orange County. I attribute the training and work during MathCounts as a strong contributing factor in leading me towards STEM studies at UCLA. In recent years, I've worked with MathCounts scholars competing at the state and national levels. Past students are now attending Harvard, MIT, and the University of Pennsylvania.

At Yorba Linda Middle School, we have started the inaugural MathCounts Club. This is a place for students to do math for fun and to prepare for the competition. We meet weekly after school on Tuesday and Thursdays from 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm. Meetings consist of problems solving, targeted topics, and mental math.The emphasis is on developing fluency and problem solving skills in a rigorous manner.

Here is an itemized list of how the funds will be allocated:

a) $215: Registration fee for 9 students

b) $30: Fifty Lectures for MathCounts Competitions by Jane Chen

c) $85: Introduction to Algebra - Art of Problem Solving by Richard Rusczyk

d) $70: Miscellaneous Fees - Transportation & Food on the day of competition

TOTAL: $400

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