- Richard Rusczyk
caption = Richard Rusczyk at the 2006
International Mathematical Olympiad.
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Art of Problem Solving
Art of Problem Solving
Richard Rusczyk (last name "RUH-sic") is the founder of
Art of Problem Solving(AoPS) Inc. and a co-author of the Art of Problem Solving textbooks. He is one of the co-creators of the Mandelbrot Competition, and the director of the USA Mathematical Talent Search (USAMTS). He also founded the San Diego Math Circle.
Rusczyk was a participant in the National
MathCountscompetition and a three-time participant in the Math Olympiad Summer Program (MOSP or MOP).
Richard Rusczyk served as telecaster for the
ESPNairings of the National MathCountscontest for several years and was the keynote speaker one year. Rusczyk regularly volunteers at chapter, state, and national Mathcounts competitions. In 1989Rusczyk was a winner of the USA Mathematical Olympiad(USAMO).
During the summer of
1990, Richard Rusczyk, Sandor Lehoczky, and Sam Vanderveldeorganized the Mandelbrot Competition, a popular high school math competition.
Rusczyk graduated from
Princeton Universityin 1993. He served on the board for ARMLand managed the Western ARML site at one point.
"The Art of Problem Solving"
1994, Rusczyk and Sandor Lehoczkywrote the Art of Problem Solvingbooks, designed to prepare students for mathematical competitions by teaching them concepts and problem solving methods rarely taught in school. These books lent their name to the company he founded in 2003.
After a successful career as a bond trader working for D.E. Shaw & Company, Rusczyk founded AoPS Incorporated, with the purpose of educating students to excel in mathematics and problem solving. AoPS offers a multitude of free resources for students, mathematical [http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Classes/AoPS_C_About.php classes] , as well as hosting one of the largest [http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Forum/ math forums] on the
Internet. Most recently, Rusczyk wrote an Introductory Geometrytextbook and an Introductory Algebratextbook. His company also publishes other books by different members of the staff, such as Introductory Number Theoryby Mathew Crawford.
Rusczyk founded and serves on the board of the nonprofit
Art of Problem Solving Foundation, which he created to find ways to create opportunities for avid students of mathematics. The AoPS Foundation manages the United States of America Mathematical Talent Search( USAMTS) and finances donations for numerous local math initiatives around the United States.
Rusczyk frequently writes articles for avid math students based on his past experiences as both a
mathleteand a teacher. He publishes them for free on the web.
* [http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Resources/AoPS_R_A_Calculus.php The Calculus Trap]
* [http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Resources/AoPS_R_A_HowWrite.php How to Write a Solution] — for
USAMOand mathematical Olympiadstudents.
* [http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Resources/AoPS_R_A_Contests.php Pros and Cons of Math Competitions]
* [http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/ The Art of Problem Solving]
* [http://www.mandelbrot.org/ The Mandelbrot Competition]
* [http://artofproblemsolving.com/Forum/weblog.php?w=1 Rusczyk's blog]
* [http://www.artofproblemsolving.org/ The Art of Problem Solving Foundation]
* [http://www.usamts.org/ USAMTS website]
* [http://www.mandelbrot.org/intro/history.html Mandelbrot History]
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