Governor's School for the Sciences 2006

World Cup Mathematics 2006

Team Event 1 Event 2 Event 3 Event 4 Event 5 Event 6 Total
1 - { } 10 - 10 33 - 8.5 200 - 7 130 - 10 31925 - 2 +5+4 46.5
2 - ! 24 - 7 28 - 2.5 212 - 10 35 - 2 29907 - 1 +0+4 26.5
3 - Fluttering Butterflies 36 - 3 33 - 8.5 162 - 3 30 - 1 33786 - 3 +1+8 27.5
4 - CEXI 39 - 2 26 - 1 166 - 5 90 - 5 36507 - 5 -1-2 15.0
5 - Deez Nutz 45 - 1 31 - 5 148 - 1 100 - 7 62606 - 10 +6-5 25.0
6 - √ 36 34 - 5 28 - 2.5 154 - 2 85 - 3 54927 - 7 +2-9 12.5
(Scores show raw score - points earned, with 1st = 10 pts, 2nd = 7 pts, 3rd = 5, 4th = 3, 5th = 2, 6th = 1)

Event 1: It was a flashback to 2nd grade with a speed quiz involving 63 problems involving addition and subtraction all the way to 3 digit numbers! The battle was fantastic, although the body checks almost drew yellow cards from the referee. Jae of { } was tops overall, leading the { }s to a fairly dominating victory. The !s held a solid 2nd, while the competition for 3rd thru 5th was tight with only a 5 point spread. Deez Nutz finished last but that may have been due to their strategy of sitting at the back of the class. I'm sure all the teams will be on the top of their game for the next event.

Event 2: Taking a clue from the GMAT exam, this event was taken from a data sufficiency quiz. The mood was quite sedate, maybe due to USA's earlier loss in the Soccer World Cup. Each team worked quickly and finished within the time limit. There were no controversies and thus no yellow cards were issued.

Event 3: Number scavenger hunt: while the judges hid in the computer room, the teams scoured the campus looking for numbers. Based on some very fuzzy pictures which were claimed to be pictures of numbers, the long arduous task of scoring the teams began. Some teams seemed obsessed with finding the largest numbers they could (D.N!) while others settled for finding reasonable numbers that were primes ({} & !). A good job was done by all. Congratulations!

Event 4: Switching from mental and visual skills to dexterity, the teams were challenged with the pencil toss. During the practice most players were able to score 20s, but when the clock was running and the pressure on, it was a different story. Team Empty won for the 3rd time and D.N. made a strong showing in 2nd with a winning strategy. For others the pencil did not bounce their way. It looks like Team Empty is running away with 1st place. The battle for 2nd is tight between ! and fb with the remaining 3 teams battlling(?) for 6th.

Event 5: It was team-based "Deal or No Deal". The strategies were a flyin' as teams battled to have the highest score. Deez Nutz continuing strategy of hanging out at the back of the room worked well for them this time. The other teams attempted to outplay each other earning local victories but giving the overall victory to D.N. This win moved them into 2nd place ahead of !. {} still holds a commanding lead while the battle for 4-6 is still very tight.

Event 6: RISK - It was all about risk. First we used RISK rules for resolving a 10 vs. 9 battle and then each team had the chance to risk up to all their points for the final score. It was gosh darn exciting watching MATLAB print all those numbers on the screen. The crowd's emotional state rose and fell with each roll. {} continued to dominate overall earning 9 points in the round. D.N. continued their strong performance, but their luck ran out as they gained 6 points in the first round, but then lost 5 points in the 2nd. The radicales achieved their dream of finishing in last place although it took a major 9 point fall in the last round to get it. Overall 1st place went to {}, 2nd to FB, 3rd to !, 4th to DN, 5th to CEXI, 6th to √
Team 1 - { } Team 2 - ! Team 3 - Fluttering Butterflies
Nabeela
Jae
Elizabeth
Yizhen
Will
Helen
Rachel
Thomas
Shawn
Shannon
Lisa
Joey
Ira
Team 4 - CEXI Team 5 - Deez Nutz Team 6 = √ 36
Xinfu
Ian
Elsa
Casey
Vikas
Rohit
John
Chris
Safwan
Amal
Jill
Jose
Sean
{ } ! FB CEXI D.N.
1 2 2 2 1 7 17
2 3 3 3 3 11 19
3 5 7 13 5 23 23
4 7 17 31 13 71 83
5 11 29 101 17 90 131
6 13 41 109 19 209 211
7 17 59 113 31 223 313
8 19 71 131 47 439 383
9 347 79 137 59 1794 401
10 353 557 149 71 1906 701
11 401 569 311 73 980077 713
12 409 571 317 113 980233 911
13 523 601 873 131 2840004891 1987
14 563 613 1413 211 333629567 5963
15 601 617 1919 231 94364365 9937009753
16 607 619 12277 499 617051 3546428700
17 1999 631 14616 1785 29229006248757 8060048
18 4001 659 980077 1831 105753659 683499
19 562043 673 1599065 16661 437000257 29029006245787
20 29029006248682 ***0822 876008947 29029006253989 ***6995 29029006251785
             
SD 4 3 2 3 1 0
Uni 11 14 13 9 15 14
Pri 19 19 13 16 9 12
Large         X