What inspired you (or your team)?
After first failing to make math team, I tried several strategies to learn math. I realized that rather than reading a textbook, the best way to learn was solving practice problems that stimulated critical thinking. I saw a need for an application which provided a structured way of learning math, specifically competition math, and I started to build. By programming a Python scraper, I created a database of thousands of problems, each with their own difficulty level, solutions, and hints. Through AJAX/PHP/MYSQL queries, I created an application, CrucialLearning, to enable math aficionados like me to practice personalized problems and view solutions/hints to help improve their weaknesses. I added a diagnostic test so users could solve problems near their level, and I created a test-simulation portal to help users prepare for tournaments. I look forward to expanding the app’s scope.