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Hoffman Estates student ranks first at international math tournament

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  • James Tao

      James Tao
    Submitted by the Illinois Mathematics and Science

Submitted by the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A high school junior from Hoffman Estates recently took first place at a Harvard-MIT Mathematics Tournament. James Tao, a student at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, competed against 1,000 other top high school mathematics students in the nation and China. The students competed in three individual events -- algebra, combinatorics and geometry -- and in two team events. Tao placed first overall individually. The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy team placed 15th overall in the team category.

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