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2015-16 Purple Comet Season

With great pleasure and pride we would like to announce this year's results. Team Blue was awarded an International Honorable Mention for outstanding performance.  Team Blue also was awarded a United States Honorable Mention, and they were the 1st Place team in Massachusetts.
It is important to note that only 1st place and Honorable Mentions were awarded for the international competition, and only 1st and 2nd place and Honorable Mention were awarded in the national competition.


Sweeping the Massachusetts State rankings, our Team Green earned 2nd place.  These were the ONLY two teams awarded prizes in the state in our division, out of 24 teams participating.


Adding to the excitement, our High School team (which, notably, was composed entirely of girls) won a 2nd place finish in the State.


A very special thank you must be extended to all these students' teachers, to Dr. Shanhong Ji, who also coaches Math Competition prep classes, and to Alex Sukher, our beloved Sasha, who coaches the Purple Comet teams to do their best each year, and enjoys every minute of it.

 

Team Blue
Team Green
International & U.S. Honorable Mention and Massachusetts 1st Place
Massachusetts 2nd Place
Student
grade
Student
grade
Bharath Heggadahalli
8
Chandler Cheung
7
Varun Jayanti
7
Skyler Cheung
7
Rohit Josyula 
8
Akul Kesarwani
7
Brinda Purimetla
8
Kanishk-Mishra Pothirredy
8
Shoyaib Shaik
8
Nirali Shendye
8
Arvin Sridhar
8

 

RSM-Metrowest High School Team
Massachusetts 2nd place
Student
grade
Harman Bindra
9
Alexandra Krylova
9
Katya Longinova
9
Asha Ramachandran
9
Emily Shen
9

 

About Purple Comet

Purple Comet is a relatively new, but rapidly expanding, competition.  It was founded by Dr. Jonathan Kane, of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.  Since its inception in 2003 Purple Comet has become an internationally recognized competition.  In 2012, 2700 teams from 43 different countries participated.
Purple Comet is unlike our other competitions in that it is team-based. Students must know a lot of math, but also be capable of collaborating and achieving consensus before submitting their team’s answers.  These are useful, life-long skills! 


Teams are comprised of up to six students.  High school team students must attend 9th through 12th grade in regular school. Middle school team students must be in grades 6 through 8.


The test is an online exam. Students receive a question from their instructor, discuss the problem and its solution, and submit the team’s final answer online.  The test is limited to 60 minutes at the Middle School level and 90 minutes at the High School level.  It is always held in mid-April.

 

Math ClassPurple Comet is an international, on-line, team-based examination. Students must know a lot of math, but also be capable of collaborating and achieving consensus before submitting their team’s answers.  RSM-MetroWest teams compete in the "mixed school division". This year, in the mixed middle school division, 126 teams from the United States participated, along with many more from countries all over the world.  More details on this competition can be found here: www.purplecomet.org

 

2016 Purple Comet Winners

Team Blue

Math Class

Team Green

Math Class

High School Team

Math Class

 

 

 

Click here for a list of our 2014-15 winners

 

 

Click here for a list of our 2013-14 winners

 

 
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