Archive 2015

CalcBee Contest 1: January 2015

CalcBee January 2015 took place on January 10 in MIT Building 1, Room 1-190.

Registration was $5 per person, and a total of $500 was donated to MIT PRIMES.

8:15 – 9:00Check-in.
9:00 – 9:30Rules of Contest and Logistics
9:30 – 9:45Individual Round 1 (5 integrals, 10 minutes)
9:45 – 10:30Individual Round 2 (10 short-answer general problems, 30 minutes)
10:30 – 11:00Individual Round 3 (5 free-response problems, 25 minutes)
11:15 – 11:35Team Round (10 problems)
11:45 – 13:15Lunch: Food is included, and is awesome. Please note any dietary restrictions or allergies on the registration form.
13:30 – 14:00Team Relay Rounds: there will be two relay rounds, to be explained on contest day
14:00 – 15:00Calculus Mystery Hunt
15:00 – 16:00Chess Tournament
16:00 – 17:00Talk by Guest Speaker Po-Shen Loh, USA IMO Team Leader, Hertz Fellow, and Co-founder of Expii, Inc.
17:00Award Ceremony

All problems were based on the fundamental AP Calculus AB curriculum, simple in spirit but tough to solve!

Problems and Solutions

are in the Dropbox.



RankName Integration Short Ans. Free Resp. Total (/100)
1 Cody Johnson
3 35 25 63
2 Kevin Cai
3 35 8 46
3 Andrew Machkasov
0 30 15 45


RankName Team Members Team Score Relays Total (/300)
1 Houseboat
Needham HS
Rogers Epstein
Dianne Lee
Ben Sockol
Alex Cohen
Paul Kondratyev
16 20 164
2 Gangsta Squad
William Diamond MS,
Phillips Academy Andover
Nathan Ramesh
Adam Bertelli
Daniel Liu
Michael Ren
12 10 98
3 Taylor Gang
Belmont HS
Andrew Reppucci
Nikolai Illarionov
Sai Sriraman
Jake Alistair Carr
Eli Workman
8 10 82

Mystery Hunt Winner

Winner: Houseboat, Needham High; members Rogers Epstein, Dianne Lee, Ben Sockol, Alex Cohen, Paul Kondratyev, with a solve time of 41 minutes.

Chess Tournament

Winner: Nikolai Illarionov

Congratulations and thanks to all the winners and participants in the very first CalcBee!


Volunteers are awesome! Thanks to everyone for making the very first CalcBee possible.

Contest Director

Ahaan Rungta

Problem Czars

Ahaan Rungta
Yongyi Chen
Lewis Chen
Sotiri Komissopoulos
Kavish Gandhi
Joel Brewster Lewis
Robin Park
Bat Dejean

On-site staffers

Ahaan Rungta
Trung Phan
Ilya Andreev
Daniel Shaar
Anderson Wang
Yongyi Chen
Colin Fredericks
Runpeng Liu
Preston Luthy
Asra Ali
Allison Mann


Robin Park

Guest Speaker

Prof. Po-Shen Loh

Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University;

International Math Olympiad USA team leader;

co-founder of Expii, Inc.


Thomas Doyle


Clive Chan


More CalcBee photos can be found in this Flickr album.