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South High Places 16th in National Math Contest

Parkway South High School has some of the best high school mathematicians in the country, as demonstrated by their 16th-place finish in the 2005 Four-by-Four Competition, a national mathematics contest administered by National Assessment & Testing. The team of juniors Rahul Chilappa, Andrew Lechner, Qian Wang and Jane Zhang led their school to place 16th overall among the top schools in the country. South High math teacher Scott Degitz prepared the students for the contest, in which teams of four participated in ten three-minute rounds in which they attempted to answer four difficult questions. The team had to decide who would work each problem and whether their time would be better spent checking one another’s work on easier and more familiar problems or if they should attempt to answer all four questions. South High will next participate in National Assessment & Testing’s Collaborative Problem-Solving Contest. This contest allows a team to collaborate for one week on fifteen difficult and complicated problems, and rewards real-world problem-solving skills such as brainstorming, research, and the application of technology to solve problems.