Sophomore Brian Liu is Runner Up In International Math Championship


Providence, RI—Brian Liu, a sophomore at High Technology High School in Lincroft, finished second and won $6,000 in the 2019 Who Wants to Be a Mathematician Championship, Saturday, January 19 at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore. This is the second year in a row that Brian finished as the runner-up.

Info about Brian:

·         He earned a perfect score on the American Mathematics Competitions 10 exam, the American Invitational Mathematics Examination, and the USA Junior Mathematical Olympiad, and has qualified twice for the Mathematics Olympiad Program.

·         Brian won the "Funniest Halloween Costume" at High Technology last year.

Of the $6,000 total, $3,000 will go to Brian and $3,000 to the math department at High Technology High School.

Who Wants to Be a Mathematician was part of the Joint Mathematics Meetings held in Baltimore January 16-19. Over 5,000 mathematicians attended the meeting. This is the tenth championship contest of Who Wants to Be a Mathematician. The American Mathematical Society (AMS) organizes the championship game and regional games in different cities nationwide to reward good mathematics students.

Brian finished in second place among 12 semifinalists from the US, Canada, and the UK, who were selected from more than 5,000 students based on their scores on a qualifying test administered by the game's technology sponsor, DigitalEd, using its online testing and assessment tool, Möbius.

More information about Brian and the other contestants


Game sponsors: The contest is sponsored by the Who Wants to Be a Mathematician Technology Sponsors Maplesoft and DigitalEd, the Online Community Sponsor Art of Problem Solving, Wolfram Research, the Good Thinking Society, the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), Texas Instruments, John Wiley & Sons, and the AMS.

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