Annual Southwest Washington Math Challenge Returns

posted Feb 25, 2016, 2:25 PM by Rita Sanders

Annual Southwest Washington Math Challenge Returns

February 25, 2016

Chief Umtuch Middle School will be hosting the 2016 Southwest Washington Math Challenge on Saturday, March 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Chief Umtuch Middle School. The fourth annual competition features both individual and team events for students in fifth through eighth grades..

Students compete in the Math Challenge by grade level to solve word problems and complex equations. In events such as the College Bowl, teams of three to four students work together to answer questions about geometry, division, scientific notation and more. Battle Ground Public Schools partnered with Clark College to create math problems for the competition. More than 50 volunteer instructors and students from Clark College will help to score the Math Challenge.

This year, 49 teams from Battle Ground Public Schools are participating in the challenge. Parents and spectators are welcome to watch events scheduled 9-9:20 a.m. and 11:05 a.m.-1 p.m. The event will be held at Chief Umtuch Middle School, 700 NW Ninth Ave., Battle Ground.