June 15, 2010
The month of June is a critical training period for these students with work sessions sometimes lasting more than 13 hours a day. Texas Tech professor Razvan Gelca says it's necessary because this isn't a simple high school test. He's the one to push the team members as far as they can go.
A former Mathlete himself, Gelca fills sessions with lectures, training books and fresh problem solving ideas. Gelca says the six USA team members must be ready to tackle anything from geometry to algebra, and be ready to provide their answers in essay form.