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IMSA Wins ICTM State Math Contest

A team of 31 IMSA students won first place in the 32nd Annual Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) State Math Contest (Div. 4 AA) held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on May 5, 2012.

Students representing 71 high schools (Div. 4 AA) throughout the state competed in the contest which featured 14 events covering topics in Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, PreCalculus and Calculus.  IMSA students won first or second place in five events:  Freshman/Sophomore 8-person team; Freshman/Sophomore 2-person team; Junior/Senior 2-person team; Junior/Senior Relay; Sophomore Individual - Geometry.

IMSA President Dr. Max McGee commended the students and faculty for their commitment and perseverance in preparing for this highly rigorous competition.

“Competitions such as the ICTM State Math Contest help to reinforce the importance of mathematics and the need to expand mathematics education beyond the classroom," Dr. McGee said. "Opportunities to deepen students' mathematical knowledge will only become more important in the future as the demand for STEM careers in our state and our country continues to grow."

IMSA students were coached by mathematics teachers Dr. Steve Condie of Naperville, and Dr. Micah Fogel, Mark Kammrath, Dr. Michael Keyton and Dr. Noah Prince all  of Aurora.

The internationally recognized Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy® (IMSA) develops creative, ethical leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  As a teaching and learning laboratory created by the State of Illinois, IMSA enrolls academically talented Illinois students (grades 10-12) in its advanced, residential college preparatory program, and it serves thousands of educators and students in Illinois and beyond through innovative instructional programs that foster imagination and inquiry. IMSA also advances education through research, groundbreaking ventures and strategic partnerships. (

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