🎉 First #TopScoreThursday of 2017! 🎉 

If you didn’t already hear, this year we will be swapping the release of new Solve sets with Top Score Tuesday. This means Solve sets will be released on Tuesdays and Top Score features will go live on Thursdays! The first installment of #TopScoreThursday features Matthew Ho, 13 years old from Palo Alto, California. He is currently in 8th grade at Jordan Middle School.

Check out his interview below!

Q: What’s one fun fact about yourself?
A: When I was 9, I counted up to 2^20 in binary using my fingers (over many long car rides…).
Q: How did you get interested in Expii?
A: The Stanford Math Circle sent out an email about the Spirit of Ramanujan, and because Ramanujan is one of my favorite mathematicians, my curiosity was instantly piqued.
Q: How do you use Expii?
A: I really enjoy tackling the wide variety of Expii Solve problems, because they illustrate the power of mathematics across so many domains.
Q: What’s your math background?
A: Other than the math classes at school, I’ve also learned a lot from math contests.
Q:  Do you have a favorite math concept or area?
A: I love math because of its beauty and how everything in mathematics seems to relate to one another. I especially enjoy number theory, because of its purity. I also love math competitions.
Q: Anything else you want to share about yourself?
A: I love all sports, and I’ve been competing in tennis tournaments since I was ten years old.  I’ve played tennis in many places around the globe (e.g., California, Hawaii, Taiwan, and Melbourne, Australia), and once I had the chance to hit with Sloane Stephens and Jack Sock at the US Open in NYC.
Top Score Thursday :: Matthew Ho