Number Tournament is an initiative of Math Is Cool , a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The goal of the latter is to promote the love of learning math and to provide resources in math education.

The Executive Committee of the Number Tournament consists of a group of passionate high school mathletes who have studied math intensively together, participated in countless fierce competitions together and now have strong desires to share their joy in math with the younger math learners.

ABOUT US

meet the

Executive Committee

CLAIRE LI

Claire Li is a sophomore at Arcadia High School. She enjoys math and working with kids. Currently, Claire is a member of the high school Peer Tutoring program where she can help tutor other students. Through the Number Tournament, Claire hopes to inspire kids to see math as a fun way of thinking rather than a dreaded subject. She wants the Number Tournament to be a fun and inviting experience that motivates kids to sharpen their math skills.

Jaime is a senior who attends Arcadia High School and has always had a passion for math. She has been a member of Math Olympiad in middle school competing with different schools and now tutors other students at the high school for the Peer Tutoring Program. She also taught for Math Circle at Camino Grove in her sophomore year. In her junior year she will be teaching at Longley Way. She enjoys helping others who are struggling learn math and see how useful math can be, not just in school, but in daily life.

JAIME CHOY
JOSIAH KIOK

Josiah Kiok is a member of the Davidson Young Scholars Program,  and John Hopkins CTY. He has been passionate about math even from a young age, and is currently home schooled. He enjoys problem solving in general, and is always enthusiastic about not only math in particular, but also the sciences and technology.  Among the many math competitions he took include the AMC series, MathCounts, ARML, and a few other local competitions.  Despite liking math, he strongly prefers hanging out with friends. He is excited to help out in this competition, even though he currently resides in another state.

KYLE LA

Kyle is a senior at Arcadia High School and loves math! Although he may not be the best at it, he is genuinely interested in the subject and learning new things about it. He loves math because it can allow people to calculate many things in their daily lives, can be applied to so many different subjects, and allows people to communicate with each other regardless of what language they might speak. Kyle loves his math classes at Arcadia High School, and enjoys doing math puzzles and games outside of school. In his free time, he likes to hang out with his friends, run, and sleep. He hopes that Number Tournament can help others learn to love math as much as he does.

Merrick is a senior at Arcadia High School, and has been an avid participant in math competition since middle school. He has competed in competitions like the AMC 8, 10, and 12, helped his team to a tie for first place in the Purple Comet competition, and he was a qualifier for the AIME in both the 8th and 9th grades. He hopes to qualify for the USAMO and maybe even the IMO one day, and he hopes to spread his love and enthusiasm for math with other kids. Merrick is a member of a math circle as well as a member of his school's math team, and he was an assistant teacher in Ms. Wong's math classes. He hopes this event can inspire the same love for math in others that competitions did for him.

MERRICK HUA
ANYA YANG

Anya is currently a junior at Arcadia High School! Although math isn’t her best subject, she still enjoys working with kids and fostering a sense of love for education nonetheless. She’s also an editor for the AHS newspaper and loves to read, write, and bike in her free time. This is Anya’s third year volunteering for the Number Tournament, but she’s excited to be an executive board member and to see how fun of an event can be hosted online!

The advisor

MS. VIRGINIA WONG

Ms Wong has been teaching math problem solving  and training math competition teams since 2007. She met these brilliant students in her classroom many years ago and has witnessed how math has transformed them into stronger problem solvers and math lovers. Ms Wong has administered many international and national math competitions at schools and in the community. She holds a master degree in math education and teaching credential. Currently Ms Wong spends most of her time on promoting math learning for Math Is Cool and teaching problem solving classes in South Bay and  San Gabriel Valley.

Kyrene is a junior at Arcadia High and is volunteering for Number Tournament for the 3rd year. She likes to design miscellaneous projects. Math is not her strongest suit but she hopes that she can help kids enjoy math by Number Tournament.

KYRENE TAM

meet the

ALUMNI ExecutiveS

Alicia Ying is a graduate from Arcadia High School and is attending UCLA.  She loves math because there are many different ways to get to one correct answer.  In addition, math not only can be applied to other subjects such as chemistry and physics but also to our everyday life, like money or time. While she enjoys doing math at school, Alicia likes teaching her friends who are struggling in math and helping boost their grade.  She hopes to expand education to all in the future. In her free time, Alicia enjoys using her sewing machine.

ALICIA YING

Kyle is a senior at Arcadia High School and loves math! Although he may not be the best at it, he is genuinely interested in the subject and learning new things about it. He loves math because it can allow people to calculate many things in their daily lives, can be applied to so many different subjects, and allows people to communicate with each other regardless of what language they might speak. Kyle loves his math classes at Arcadia High School, and enjoys doing math puzzles and games outside of school. In his free time, he likes to hang out with his friends, run, and sleep. He hopes that Number Tournament can help others learn to love math as much as he does.

MARK LAU

From a young age, Mark has been engaging in many math competitions, including AMC, Math Kangaroo, MathCounts, Purple Comet, and many more. He notices the beauty of math in his studies and surroundings and feels compelled to share that excitement with others. Mark served as the President of the 2018 and 2019 Number Tournament initiatives. He has moved on from the executive committee since 2020 to pursue a Bachelors of Science degree in computer science at Georgia Institute of Technology. Nonetheless, he will continue to support the executive committee and contribute towards their effort in creating a mathematically creative community. 

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Last updated on November 4, 2020

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