TOP SCORE TUESDAY!
Every Tuesday, Expii will be showcasing some of the outstanding top scorers in our Spirit of Ramanujan Talent Search. Learn more about the outstanding members of the Expii community, and get inspired! #topscoretuesday
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This week’s top scorer is: Vincent Huang
Vincent is a 9th grader at Jasper High School (Plano, Texas). Learn more about him in the interview below!
Q: What’s one fun fact about yourself?
A: The first time I sat next to a window on an airplane, I threw up. So now, I never sit next to windows on airplanes.
Q: How did you get interested in Expii?
A: I found out about Expii after listening to Mr. Po-Shen Loh, the founder of Expii, talk at a math contest about how he wanted to change education two years ago. He showed us a very young version of Expii and I thought it would be interesting to use.
Q: How do you use Expii?
A: I usually work on the problem sets whenever they are released, and sometimes if I see an interesting topic or concept that hasn’t been explained yet, I’ll write an explanation if I have time.
Q: What’s your math background?
A: I used to exclusively do math in preparation for competitions. I’m still involved in those, but after a few years of competing I don’t feel so strongly attached to competition results and scores anymore, so now I also do other things such as write problems for the Online Math Open (OMO) and read interesting articles.
Q: Do you have a favorite math concept or area?
A: Judging by the amount of time I spent on this question, there are probably too many branches of math for me to give a good answer.
Q: Anything else you want to share about yourself?
A: A few years ago, I used to play lots of games. But ever since I got a smartphone, I’ve never been able to keep a game installed on it for more than day without uninstalling out of boredom. I’m really not sure if this behavior is good or not…