Palmer’s two junior Math teams competed at the annual Lower Mainland Regional Math Challengers tournament at UBC on Saturday, February 18th, 2017. After several hours and rounds of problem solving, it proved to be a very successful day as both Palmer teams and a number of our individual students picked up several trophies and medals. The Grade 9’s earned a third place finish in their pool, and the Grade 8’s finished in first in theirs.
In addition, team members Jonah Chen and Jonathan Cao placed sixth and second respectively in the Grade 9 individual standings, while Grade 8 team member Nicholas To individually placed tenth overall. Amazingly, two Grade 7 General Currie Elementary students who are members of our Grade 8 team and Junior Math Club (Edward Zeng and Kevin Yan) individually placed second and first overall in the Grade 8 pool. All of our Grade 8 and 9 individual standouts competed in the exciting Face-Off round at the end of the competition, where contestants competed one-on-one in a buzz-in quiz-show-styled round similar to that of the TV show Jeopardy! Congratulations to all the team members and student coaches, and good luck at the provincial finals at SFU on April 8th!
Grade 8 Team members: Cyrus Pang, Nicholas To, Ricky Tsai, Kevin Yan, Edward Zeng
Grade 9 Team members: Jonathan Cao, Jonah Chen, Eric Fan, Kyle Qi, Cindy Zhong
Student Coaches: Jason Bai, Christy Chan, Tina Fang, Morris Huang, Liang Liu, Joseph Strong, Frank Wang, Andrew Xie