Math Olympiad Champs

Math Olympiad Champs

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 113 , Segment 5

Episode: Tech in Africa, Social Work and Religion, Circus Nuns

  • Jul 30, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 19:43 mins

Guest: Po-Shen Loh, Ph. D., Professor of Math at Carnegie Mellon University, Team USA Math Olympiad Coach  Call it an upset. Call it historic. Definitely don’t call it a matter of basic arithmetic. It took a lot more than adding and subtracting to propel Team USA to victory at this year’s International Math Olympiad. It was the first time Americans took the crown in 21 years. A fact made no less surprising by the fact that American teenagers fall below average in math compared to 64 other countries.

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