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Regional Math Learning Center, Random Math, beats odds of sending 23 students to 2022 U.S. Mathematical Olympiad/Junior Mathematical Olympiad

CUPERTINO, Calif., April 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Random math proudly announced that 23 of its students have qualified for the American Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO) / American Junior Mathematical Olympiad (USAJMO). Qualifying for both competitions is notoriously difficult, requiring exceptional performances in both the AMC 10/12, given to tens of thousands of students each year, and the AIME, an exceptionally difficult invitational competition.

Only 2.5% of AMC 10 applicants and 5% of AMC 12 applicants qualify for the invitation – of which only about 500 qualify for the UNITED STATES(J) MO. Random Math’s 23 qualified students are another statistical triumph for a small, competitive program that regularly sends students to both AIME and UNITED STATES(J)MO annually. Random Math credits this feat to a unique approach to learning that prioritizes density of results.

Result Density is a term coined by the co-founder and COO of Random Math, Manich Mishra, referring to the proportion of students aiming for a particular goal who manage to achieve it in a given year. For example, 86% of students preparing for AIME and 67% of students preparing for UNITED STATES(J)MO were able to achieve their goals this year.

“These exams are extremely competitive, with students across the country spending a considerable amount of time practicing for them,” Mishra said. “No other center of learning has a density of results comparable to ours. Perhaps one or two students for every thousand will be qualified.”

Although some of the success of the contest qualifiers can be attributed to the work of Mishra and other random math teachers, each student’s dedication and long hours of study ultimately decides their success.

“I attended Random Math for many years and was always impressed with the teachers’ dedication and knowledge,” said Sally Zhu, UNITED STATES Qualification for the Mathematics Olympiad for two consecutive years. “I spent many hours each week in class or solving difficult problems, but it really paid off. The teachers guided me through the concepts and encouraged me to keep studying.”

Random math students also have won awards in highly competitive math competitions this year, including the Carnegie Mellon Computing and Mathematics Competition (CMIMC), Berkeley Math Tournament (BMT), princeton university Mathematics Contest (PUMaC) and Harvard-MIT Math Tournament (HMMT).

“Many of my students have taken advanced undergraduate and graduate courses,” Mishra said. “They participate in prestigious summer camps such as Stanford Mathematics Camp, Ross and PROMYS, as well as research in mathematics. And our students regularly win national competitions 10 times more often than our competitors. But seeing my students succeed in something they love is the greatest reward for me.”

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About Random Math
Random Math is a competitive math center focused on developing student math skills using an integrated learning approach – fostering not just student excellence, but a lifelong passion for math and STEM. Learn more at: www.randommath.com.

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