Math Madness Enters Bracket Rounds

MacDuffie’s Math Madness has competed in four regular season matches this year and will have its first bracket match this Thursday. So far the team is 2 and 2. We had a solid victory to start the year against Elko High School (Elko, Nevada) : 29 to 18. We followed that with a narrow loss to The Oakridge School (Arlington, Texas): 20 to 23. We ended up with a tight win against Hackley School (Tarrytown, New York) : 27 to 24 . Most recently we suffered a loss to Highlands Ranch High School (Highlands, Colorado): 22 to 30. This last match we played in pairs – which was a fun chance for students to work together.

We have had top scoring performances from Guo (Daisy) Cheng, Hongtao (Parker) Jiang, and Zixuan (Camellia) Liu. In the pairs match, two sophomores made the highest score: Yuanjin (Jane) Lu and Suchen (Dollar) Zhu.

Jane and Dollar
Yuanjin (Jane) Lu and Suchen (Dollar) Zhu, top scorers in most recent Math Madness Match.

Math Madness is a competition hosted by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) based on the March Madness college basketball tournament (NCAA). MacDuffie has been assigned to a bracket and has its first match on Thursday against BASIS Tucson North (Tucson, Arizona).   A victory that day will allow us to advance in the bracket to play the winner of another match.

MacDuffie’s quarter of the 64 team six round bracket competition.