2016 MathCON Regional and National Competitions

Adventurer Jr. and Adventurer Jr. II took the MathCON computerized Competition on March 4th. Adventurer Jr. ranked the 5th and Adventurer Jr. II got a perfect score and ranked 3rd regionally out of total 45,000 students in 6 regions. The tie breaker for perfect scores was timing but Adventurer Jr. II wasn’t aware of that and spent time checking his answers. They both got invited to national finals in Chicago for MathCON competition on April the 23rd. The national competition was … Continue reading >>

Evanston, IL Trip Prep

Adventurer Jr. was invited to attended NUMATS Award Ceremony at Northwestern University. The university is ranked the 13th for national ranking per U.S. News and 28th worldwide. The ceremony is on a Saturday. We’ll do a self guided tour while we are there. Here’s a list of Evanston attractions. Since it takes many hours to drive there and back home, we really don’t have much time for other sightseeing. Evanston is a suburban city, north of downtown Chicago, which we have been to many times. Since University … Continue reading >>

Chicago, One more Time

We left home around 10 am last Saturday. The day was gloomy and rainy. On top of that, it’s a little chilly. We stopped at a Burger King right after we were in Indiana. We had lunch there. Then we continued our trip. We stopped at service areas along the way. Once we got into the Illinois territory, the weather was bright and shinny. Finally at 5 pm, we arrived at Navy Pier parking lot. Because of the time difference, it’s … Continue reading >>

Chicago, IL Trip Prep

Since we’ll be in Chicago, Illinois anyways in June, we might as well plan for some sightseeing there. This will be our nth time in Chicago. However, this trip is difficult to plan because we’ve already visited most of the attractions like: the Millennium Park, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Field Museum, The Navy Pier, the She’d Aquarium, The Museum of Science and Industry, the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, Chinatown, Lego Land, etc. Detailed List: Total travel time = 12 hours Sunglasses Hats … Continue reading >>