Ji Won Ryoo '14 Earns Perfect Score
The Berkshire Math Team is very proud to announce that Ji Won Ryoo '14 of Korea obtained a perfect score of 150 on the American Mathematics Competition 10 exam (AMC10A) exam administered on February 7th, 2012. A total of 70,894 students from 2423 schools took the exam and there were only 10 perfect scores.
Students who are younger than 17.5 years of age and in their sophomore year of high school or below may take the AMC10 exam, and no calculators are permitted. Students who score 120 or above or finish in the top 2.5% on the exam are invited to take the American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME), a three-hour integer answer contest, in March.
The Berkshire School Math Team is also currently in fifth place in the New England Math League. The school submits its top 5 scores for each of the six contests. “We have a great many talented math students who have come to Berkshire in the last few years from all over the world and it’s exciting to see the team coming together like this,” says Kurt Schleunes, Math Department Chair. “With one more test to go, we are currently tied with Hotchkiss and ranked ahead of Taft, Choate, Boston Latin and Deerfield.
The team is composed of students in the Advanced Precalculus Accelerated, A.P. Calculus BC, and Multivariable Calculus with Differential Equations courses.