Math Day at the Beach

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Pacific Life Math Day at the Beach is a mathematical problem solving festival for Southern California high school students.

There is both individual and team competition. Teams represent high schools and have 6 members each. The competition takes place on a Saturday in March.

Format of the Competition

The competition consists of two individual rounds, a team round, a relay round, and a faceoff round.

Individual Round - Part 1

This round lasts 45 minutes and consists of 15 multiple-choice questions. Scoring consists of:

  • 4 points for each correct answer
  • 1 point is awarded for each question left blank
  • 0 points for each incorrect answer

This means that the maximum possible score is 60 points.

Individual Round - Part 2

This round lasts for 25 minutes and consists of 5 short-answer questions. Your score is 5 times the number of correct answers, for a maximum score of 25.

Team Round

This round lasts for 30 minutes and consists of 8 short-answer questions. The entire team works together on this round, and submits one set of answers. The team's score is 10 times the number of correct answers, for a maximum of 80 points.

While the individual rounds do not require calculus, there are typically one or two calculus questions on the team round.

Relay Round

This was introduced in 2008 and did not count towards teams' scores. It is similar in format to the ARML relay round.

Faceoff Round

Someone else explain this... Jam 02:23, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Winning schools

  • 2000: Palos Verdes Peninsula HS
  • 2001: Palos Verdes Peninsula HS
  • 2002: University HS, Irvine
  • 2003: University HS, Irvine
  • 2004: North Hollywood HS (won tiebreaker over University)
  • 2005: North Hollywood HS
  • 2006: Division A: North Hollywood HS --- Division B: Palos Verdes Peninsula HS
  • 2007: Division A: North Hollywood HS --- Division B: Troy HS, Fullerton
  • 2008: Division A: University HS, Irvine --- Division B: Northwood HS, Irvine

Winning individuals

  • 2000: Eric Liang, Sunny Hills HS, Fullerton
  • 2001: Allen Huang, Palos Verdes Peninsula HS
  • 2002: Wen Li, Arcadia HS
  • 2003: Yingkun (Roger) Li, Mark Keppel HS, Alhambra
  • 2004: Will Nygard, Coronado HS (competing as an independent)
  • 2005: Tedrick Leung, North Hollywood HS
  • 2006: Tedrick Leung, North Hollywood HS
  • 2007: Tedrick Leung, North Hollywood HS
  • 2008: Jeffrey Manning, Homeschooled (competing as an independent)

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