World Class Math Instruction Your Children Will Love! 


World Class Math Instruction Your Children Will Love!

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.

Purple Comet 2018 Season

With great pleasure and pride, we would like to announce this year’s results. Team White was awarded an International Honorable Mention for outstanding performance, 2nd Place in US and 1st Place team in Massachusetts.

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 who coaches the Purple Comet teams to do their best each year, and enjoys every minute of it.

Our Purple Comet Season 2018 Winners!

See Our Full List of Winners and their Accreditations here.

"They have not only challenged our kids but also taught them to love math and most importantly taught them not to be afraid of math. We find they do a good job with fundamentals and then build on it to teach them problem-solving skills. We give RSM 5 stars!!!”

- Sheela Krishnamony

"All three of my boys have studied at the Russian School of Math and it has helped them to understand advanced concepts as well as prepare for taking both standardized tests as well as general school testing. It requires a high level of dedication from the child and parents, but it is worth it."

– Laura Beusch

"At first, I did not realize the huge benefit that I was receiving to my math education and would complain about homework, class, etc. Now, I see how Russian Math has helped me succeed with math in and out of school."

Arina Khotimsky  (former student,  MIT freshman 2019)

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