SHS Math Team… as featured in the Daily Digest, the Daily Herald, the Chicago Tribune, etc.
Monday, April 24, 2023: Daily Digest
3-PEAT!!! 🏆🏆🏆 Math Team Wins State Championship For Third Straight Year!
Again, again and again.
It’s definitely not becoming old hat for Stevenson’s Math Team, but it is a habit that no one is anxious to break. The Math Team is the Illinois State Champion for the third consecutive year.
At the Illinois Council Of Teachers Of Mathematics (ICTM) State Math Contest over the weekend, Stevenson successfully defended its title yet again for the THREE-PEAT!
Stevenson defeated second-place Whitney Young, 947 to 929.
🏅 The Senior Team finished in first place, led by Ben Chen who finished in first place and Collin Fan who finished in eighth place.
🏅 Junior Vedant Rathi submitted a perfect paper to win first-place individual honors.
🏅 Jaden Chen won first place in the sophomore division.
🏅 Freshmen Angela Ho and Richard Xu tied for first-place honors individually, both submitting perfect papers.
🏅 The Stevenson Calculator team comprised of Ben Chen, Andrey Vlasov, Lillian Wang, Richard Xu and Andrew Zhang also claimed the top ranking in their division.
For a complete list of team and individual accomplishments at the state contest, please see the custom Stevenson Math Team website.
Wednesday, April 19, 2023: WGN Radio
Adlai E. Stevenson High School Math Team goes national!
Paul Kim, Coach of the Mathworks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge Team at Stevenson High School, and Collin Fan, M3 Team Captain, join John Williams to talk about math modeling, what that is and how they apply that to the sale of e-bikes in Chicago. The team has made it to the final round in the International Math Modeling Challenge.
Monday, April 17, 2023: Daily Herald
Stevenson students advance to final round of international applied math challenge
For 14 hours straight, a small group of Stevenson High School students participated in the international online MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge.
A combination of math smarts and creative thinking earned the team a finalist slot in the early March competition and a share of $100,000 in scholarships.
The Lincolnshire school team’s submission was selected as one of the best solutions to real-world questions around the predicted growth of electric bike use and its environmental impact on carbon emissions, traffic congestion or other key factors.
A total of 650 teams submitted papers detailing their recommendations. Roughly 45% of those submissions included technical computing to support and enhance their solutions, and those coding skills make them eligible for additional scholarship prizes.
Stevenson students Jack Chen, Collin Fan, Aadit Juneja, Aayush Kashyap and Nathan Ma make up one of the eight finalist teams in the contest, which drew nearly 3,000 11th- and 12th-graders from the U.S. and sixth-form students from the U.K.
The Stevenson team underwent two intense rounds of assessment and has one last hurdle on April 24, when members present their findings to a panel of professional mathematicians for final validation.
M3 Challenge is a program of Philadelphia-based Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics and is sponsored by MathWorks.
The contest, now in its 18th year, spotlights applied mathematics as a powerful problem-solving tool and motivates students to consider further education and careers in applied math, computational and data sciences, and technical computing. The champion team will receive $20,000.
“M3 Challenge has undoubtedly become the highlight of every school year,” Stevenson teacher-coach Paul Kim said. “The challenge is difficult, and that is what makes it great.”
Thursday, March 9, 2023: Daily Digest
It’s all adding up: Math Team Wins AGAIN!
The Stevenson Math Team continues to make an epic run through its local and regional math competitions.
In late February, Stevenson hosted 11 schools in the Region 12 Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) contest. Stevenson scooped up first-place finishes in EVERY event: Freshmen Algebra 1, Sophomore Geometry, Junior Algebra 2, Senior Pre-Calculus, Freshman Sophomore 8-person, Junior Senior 8-person, Calculator, Freshman Sophomore 2-person, Junior Senior 2-person and Oral Presentation.
The Stevenson score of 1,070 points was first among scores across all regions, with Walter Payton High School in second place with 1,019 points and Naperville Central High School in third place with 992 points.
Perfect papers were submitted by senior Ben Chen, juniors Vedant Rathi and Angela Guo, sophomores Jaden Chen and Lillian Wang and freshmen Jonathan He, Angela Ho, Jingyi Wu, Richard Xu and Akshay Subramanian as well as the 8-person team of Krish Chatterjee, Collin Fan, Aadit Juneja, Katherine Li, Keona Liu, Nathan Ma, Vedant Rathi and Ethan Zhang.
Meanwhile, in the final competition of the 2023 North Suburban Math League (NSML), Stevenson finished in first place for the third year in a row. Stevenson earned a total of 1,381 points over five competitions throughout the year, ahead of second-place Whitney Young High School with 1,354 points and third-place Walter Payton with 1,325 points.
Three students received special honors in the final event: freshman Jonathan He, who was the only student at any grade throughout the 50-plus school league to not drop a single question; senior Ben Chen, who was tied for first place at the senior level and senior Collin Fan, who received the John Benson Award for exemplifying his love for mathematics and passion to share his enthusiasm and knowledge with others.
A complete list of all NSML participants can be found on the Math Team’s custom website.
The Math Team, proudly coached by Maureen Albert, Eric Anderson, Paul Kim, Kristin Koe and Anna Renken, will now focus its attention on state and national competitions.
Friday, January 13, 2023: Daily Digest
Starting The New Year Off Right: Math Team In Top Spot!
Stevenson’s Math Team begins 2023 in the perfect spot: ranked first in the North Suburban Math League!
After the first three competitions, Stevenson leads the league with 878 points, ahead of city schools Whitney Young with 871 points and Walter Payton with 855 points. Naperville Central and Fremd High School round out the top five schools across the 50-school field.
Perfect scores from the latest meet came from seniors Ben Chen and Jack Chen, junior Eric Tsui, sophomore Jaden Chen andfreshmen Jonathan He and Michelle Zhang,
The first Math Team meeting of 2023 is next Tuesday (Jan. 17) in the 1500s Hallway and new members are always welcome to join. Freshmen will be exploring number theory concepts, sophomores will work on circle theorems, juniors are studying conics, and the senior topic is sequences and series.
For even more information about the Math Team, check out the team’s custom website!
Thursday, October 27, 2022: Daily Digest
Math Team Makes Math Fun For Kids At Carnival!
Hundreds of young kids earlier this month attended Stevenson’s Math Carnival, a free event that aims to create fun and positive math experiences for third to fifth graders in the community.
The Carnival attracted more than 400 students along with parents and staff for a total of approximately 1,000 people engaging in math exercises, winning math bucks and earning prizes.
For a full photo gallery from the Carnival, please click here. To learn more about the event and the Math Team at Stevenson, please visit the math team’s website.
Tuesday, October 4, 2022: Daily Digest
Off To The Races: Math Team Wins First North Suburban Math League Competition Of The Year; Prepares For Math Carnival
It’s competition season again for the Stevenson Math Team, and last week, 43 Stevenson mathematicians traveled to Naperville North High School, where four of the top five schools in the state competed in the first of five North Suburban Math League competitions.
Stevenson won the site with 309 points and currently sits in first place among the 50-plus schools across the league. Perfect papers were written by: Freshmen Larry Ge, Jonathan He and Richard Xu; Sophomores Audrey Hong, Aaroh Tak and Mark Yang; Juniors Vedant Rathi and Keona Liu; and Senior Benjamin Chen. Sophomore Jaden Chen’s oral presentation on Linear Programming won top honors at the site, capturing 48 of a possible 50 points.
The Stevenson Math Team is now preparing for its next challenge: The Math Carnival, a free event that aims to create a fun and positive math experience for third to fifth graders in the community. Learn more about the event by visiting the Math Team’s webite.
Friday, May 13, 2022: Daily Digest
Back-To-Back, Baby! Math Team Wins Second Straight State Title!
The wins piled up all season long for Stevenson’s Math Team. Now, the state championships are starting to do the same.
At the Illinois Council Of Teachers Of Mathematics (ICTM) State Math Contest last week, Stevenson successfully defended its title from last year to record BACK-TO-BACK state championships! The Patriots also finished in first place in the Modeling the Future competition.
Stevenson defeated second-place Whitney Young, 908-885 as two Stevenson grade levels finished in first place for their class. The Freshmen finished as the top mathematicians in the state, led by Jaden Chen, who won first-place honors individually. The sophomores also finished first in state with Angela Guo and Vedant Rathi tied for first place individually. The Juniors finished second in state with Katherine Li winning first-place honors individually. And the Seniors finished in third place as a class, with top-scoring Andrew Liu finishing in seventh place in the state. Among other state champions was the 8-person team comprised of Greycen Ren, Lillian You, Andrew Liu, Joy Qu, Katherine Li, Ben Chen, Nathan Ma, and Aayush Kashyap.
Stevenson Math Modeling teams also ended their seasons on a high note. Both teams captured $5,000 in scholarships in the M3Challenge.
The Senior team of Andrew Liu, Greycen Ren, Joy Qu, Gabriel Visotsky and captain Spandan Goel totaled winnings over two years of $10,000 in scholarship money.
The Junior team of Aadit Juneja, Aayush Kashyap, Nathan Ma, Jack Chen, and captain Collin Fan came away with the top prize in the Modeling the Future Challenge for their paper analyzing homicide rates in Chicago. Together with their M3Challenge winnings, this group has won $30,000 in scholarship money for their work this year.
Friday, Feb. 25, 2022: Daily Digest
Math Team Once Again Crushing The Numbers And The Competition
Once again, it all adds up for Stevenson’s Math Team! The Patriots recently completed the fourth of five rounds in the North Suburban Math League (NSML) and once again, they won in decisive fashion with a score of 322 out of a possible 350 points. Now with a total of 1,197 points over four rounds, Stevenson expands its first-place lead across the entire league of more than 50 schools. Second-place Whitney Young has 1,138 points. Perfect papers were submitted by juniors Ben Chen, Aadit Juneja, Katherine Li, Brian Shen, Evan Lin, and Nathan Ma; sophomores Angela Guo, Vidushi Gupta, and Vedant Rathi; and freshmen Faizaan Siddique and Aaroh Tak.
In national math news, thirty-two Stevenson Math Team students participated in the American Invitational Mathematics Exam last week. This selective 15-question, three-hour test is given only to the top 5 percent of performers on the American Mathematics Competition 12 (AMC12) and the top 2.5 percent of performers on the American Mathematics Competition 10 (AMC10). These thirty-two students are hoping to be among the roughly 250 students that are invited to take the United States of America Mathematical Olympiad test in late March.
Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021: Daily Digest
Math Team Wins Conference Competitions; Advances To Semifinals Of National Competition
The Stevenson Math Team traveled to Deerfield High School recently to compete in the third of five rounds in the North Suburban Math League (NSML). The Patriots won in decisive fashion with a total score of 300 points. Deerfield placed second with 156 points and Glenbrook South was in third with 155 points. Now with a total of 875 points over three rounds, Stevenson expands its first-place lead across the entire league of more than 50 schools. Second-place Whitney Young has 837 points. Perfect papers were submitted by freshmen Jaden Chen, Audrey Hong, Faizaan Siddique, Aaroh Tak, and Lillian Wang, juniors Ben Chen, Aadit Juneja, Katherine Li, Nathan Ma, and Andrey Vlasov and senior Lillian You.
Meanwhile, both of Stevenson’s Math Modeling teams have advanced as semifinalists in the 2021-2022 Modeling the Future Challenge. In this national competition, teams propose mathematically-motivated solutions to world problems. Finalists will be announced in March with top teams winning up to $25,000 in scholarship money. Spandan Goel leads the senior team, “Grilled Brains LLC,” with Andrew Liu, Joy Qu, Greycen Ren, and Gabe Visotsky. Collin Fan leads the junior team, “The Supermodel-ers,” with Jack Chen, Aadit Juneja, Aayush Kashyap, and Nathan Ma.
New members are invited to join in the New Year. Visit the Math Team’s separate website or e-mail Mr. Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Monday, March 29, 2021: Daily Digest
Stevenson Math Team Takes First in State Championship
The Stevenson High School Math Team completed the triple crown by winning the national Math Madness competition, the regional North Suburban Math League competition and the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics state contest.
Stevenson finished first in the Class 4AA Division at the virtual ICTM state competition. In a tremendous showing, SHS won first or second place in each of the seven events en route to defeating second place Naperville North, 882-826.
Several students captured individual state titles. Freshmen Keona Liu, Vedant Rathi, Kevin Shen and Ethan Zhang tied for first individually and collectively won the Algebra 1 crown at the team event. Sophomores Benjamin Chen, Collin Fan, Aadit Juneja and Katherine Li also tied for first individually, and together, won the Geometry team event. Juniors Lillian You, Andrew Liu, and Greycen Ren finished in the top 10 for individual honors in Algebra 2, alongside seniors James Kim and Praneet Rathi who finished in the top 10 for individual honors in Pre-Calculus.
The Stevenson Math Team coaches are Maureen Albert, Eric Anderson, Paul Kim, Anna Renken and LouAnn Tollefson.
April 15, 2021: Journals & Topics
Stevenson Students Advance To Finals In International Math Competition
April 23, 2021: FOX 32 Chicago
April 10, 2020: The Chicago Tribune