Congratulations to the Texas Team for placing first at MATHCOUNTS NATIONAL 3 years in a row! Mrs. Nal, thank you for your coaching!


14 of Momentum’s students ranked top 30 in Texas MATHCOUNTS State in addition to a few online students who ranked top 4 in their own states, qualifying for MATHCOUNTS Nationals in Washington D.C. Congratulations!

Also, congratulations to Quail Valley Middle School for placing first, Fort Settlement Middle School for placing 6th, Sartartia Middle School for placing 7th and Beckendoff Junior High for placing 9th.

Click here to see 2018 Texas MATHCOUNTS State individual results
Click here to see 2018 Texas MATHCOUNTS State team results


Congratulations to 30+ Momentum students who qualified for AIME and 15+ Momentum students who qualified for USA(J)MO! Job well done!


Congratulations to Momentum students for ranking #3 in NSB (National Science Bowl)!

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl® is a nationwide academic competition that tests students’ knowledge in all areas of science and mathematics. Middle and high school student teams from diverse backgrounds are comprised of four students, one alternate, and a teacher who serves as an advisor and coach. These teams face-off in a fast-paced question-and-answer format, being tested on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth science, physics, energy, and math.

The Department of Energy (DOE) created the National Science Bowl in 1991 to encourage students to excel in mathematics and science and to pursue careers in these fields. Approximately 265,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl® throughout its 26-year history, and it is one of the nation’s largest science competitions.

Beginning in January 2016, more than 9,000 high school students and 4,500 middle school students will compete in 70 high school and 50 middle school regional Science Bowl tournaments. The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science manages the National Science Bowl®, and sponsors the NSB finals competition. The Department of Energy’s Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.

The championship team from each region will advance to the national.


2017 USA(J)MO Qualifiers

2017 USA Mathematical Olympiad and Junior Mathematical Olympiad Cutoff Scores

In order to have top scorers proportionally represented as the USAMO and USAJMO qualifiers, this year we evaluated each possible score combination of our AMC exams. We determined four cutoff scores, based on these combinations, for each of the mathematical olympiads.

The cutoff scores for the 2017 USAMO and USA(J)MO are as follows:

USAJMO Qualifying Score Combinations

  • 10A + (10*AIME 1): 224.5 and above
  • 10A + (10*AIME 2): 219 and above
  • 10B + (10*AIME 1): 233 and above
  • 10B + (10*AIME 2): 225 and above

USAMO Qualifying Score Combinations

  • 12A + (10*AIME 1): 225.5 and above
  • 12A + (10*AIME 2): 221 and above
  • 12B + (10*AIME 1): 235 and above
  • 12B + (10*AIME 2): 230.5 and above

Download the list of the 2017 USAMO qualifiers and USAJMO qualifiers.

Momentum Learning has 12 students qualified for USA(J)MO in 2017.

10 USAJMO Qualifiers

  • Allen Z
  • Andrew C
  • Andrew L
  • Ben W
  • Eric W
  • Ethan Z
  • Justin Y
  • Shree M
  • Siddharth M
  • Will S

2 USAMO Qualifiers

  • Eric G
  • Jeremy Z


Momentum Students – 2017 Texas MATHCOUNTS Team Champion (3 years in a row!)

Left to Right: Coach Nal, Andrew C, Will S, Naveen M, and Jeremy Z

All 4 students made top 10 in the state! Congratulations!

Andrew C., Jeremy Z., along with Justin X. (Austin) and Luke R.(Dallas) will represent Texas at the Mathcounts nationals in May.

Other Momentum students who made top 30 individuals: Bella X. (#10), Sam W. (#12), Jason W. (#19), Jarvis X. (#22), Alex L. (#27)

Top 20% Students, Top 40% Teams


Congratulations to the Momentum students who placed FIRST in the regional Science Bowl Competition. Good luck at the Nationals!

National Event: April 27– May 1, 2017 in Washington, DC

2/7/2017, 2/15/2017

Congratulations to more than 30 MLA students who qualified for AIME in 2017 including 4 perfect scores on AMC10.

Allen Z
Amber L
Andrew C
Andrew L
Bella X
Benjamin W
Eric G
Eric W
Ethan Z
Evan L
Jason W
Jarvis X
Jeremy Z
Jerry H
Justin X
Justin Y

Kevin C
Kevin J
Kyle T
Matthew C
Michelle W
Naveen M
Ray T
Samuel W
Shankar P
Shree M
Siddharth A
Siddharth M
Sreeja T
Stanley W
Will S


Congratulations to the M.L.A. 2016 Fall USACO Bronze Class students: All Students have been promoted to USACO Silver, Gold, and Platinum.

Most students received perfect scores on the USACO Bronze test.



PUMuC (Princeton University Mathematics Competition)

(L to R)

Eric W. (G10), Andrew C. (G7), Ethan Z. (G9), Andrew L. (G10), Fan Z. (G12), Luke R. (G7), Shree M. (G10), Eric G. (G9)

Team Round Rank #9

Math Bowl: #1 (Andrew C., Ethan Z., Eric G., Luke R.)

Live Round: #4

Live Round: #4 Live Round: #4


2016 AMC8 perfect Score (9 students)

Andrew C, Naveen M, Will S, Ray T, Kyle T, Michelle g, Jason u, Jarvis X, Jeremy Z


2016 MATHCOUNTS National Champion Team:

  • Luke R (#2)
  • Ben W and Andrew C (Quarter Finalists – top 8)
  • Justin Y (Count down Participant – top 12)

2016 MATHCOUNTS National Final Ranking


2016 USA(J)MO Qualifiers

10 USAJMO Qualifiers

  • Allen Z – G8
  • Andrew C – G6
  • Andrew L – G9
  • Ben W – G8
  • Carter C – G10
  • Ethan Z – G8
  • Jeremy Z – G7
  • Matthew C – G10
  • Shree M – G9

2 USAMO Qualifiers

  • Archer W – G9
  • Fan Z – G11


Other Momentum students who ranked top 30 in Texas:

  • Naveen M (11th) – G7
  • Ethan Z (13th) – G8
  • Allen Z (16th) – G8
  • Jeremy Z (21st) – G8

2016 Texas MATHCOUNTS National Team:

  • Ben W (1st Written) – G8
  • Andrew C (4th Written, 2nd Countdown) – G6

2016 Texas MATHCOUNTS State Team Champion

Momentum students ranked top in State MathCoutns

Ben W, Andrew C, Ethan Z, Allen Z, and Coach Nal

Individual Rankings

Team Rankings

Complete Results


2016 AIME Qualifiers

  • Allen Z
  • Andrew C
  • Andrew L
  • Archer W
  • Ben W
  • Brian L
  • Carter C
  • Ethan Z
  • Fan (Frank) Z
  • Jeremy Z
  • Justin X
  • Matthew C
  • Michelle W
  • Naveen M
  • Robert Y
  • Shree M
  • Will S


AMC 8 Perfect Scores:

  • Andrew C – G6
  • Ben W – G8
  • Ethan Z – G8


2016 Mathworks Primary Math World Contest Team
Traveling Team to Hong Kong

Top 2 girls and top 2 boys Grade 7 and under:

  • Michelle W – G7
  • Andrew C – G6

2015 Texas MathWorks Middle School Math Contest

Top 10 Girls:

  • Michelle W – G7
  • Helen W – G8
  • Tonya H – G7

Top 10 Boys:

  • Ethan Z – G8
  • Andrew C – G6
  • Benjamin W – G8
  • Allen Z – G8

Complete Results