Middle Schoolers Tackle Equations at Southwest Washington Math Challenge

posted Feb 12, 2015, 5:43 PM by BGPS Web   [ updated Feb 12, 2015, 9:59 PM ]

Middle Schoolers Tackle Equations at Southwest Washington Math Challenge

February 12, 2015



About 50 teams of middle schoolers competed in the third annual Southwest Washington Math Challenge on Feb. 7 at Chief Umtuch Middle School in Battle Ground. Fifth through eighth grade teams competed by grade level to solve word problems and complex equations.

In events such as the College Bowl, teams of three to four students worked together to answer questions about geometry, division, scientific notation and more.

Clark College partnered with the event to create problems for the competition. Some instructors and students from Clark College also helped score the event.

The math challenge team results are:
Fifth Grade
Chief Team A, First Place
Chief Team B, Second Place
Union Ridge Team B, Third Place

Sixth Grade
Chief Team B, First Place
Union Ridge A, Second Place
Union Ridge B, Third Place

Seventh Grade
Chief Team A, First Place
Laurin Team A, Second Place
Daybreak Team A, Third Place

Eighth Grade
Amboy Team B, First Place
Laurin Team B, Second Place
Chief Team A, Third Place

The math challenge individual results are:
Fifth Grade
Eli Clark of Chief Umtuch, First Place
Grant Halme of Chief Umtuch, Second Place

Sixth Grade
Alex Forstrom of Chief Umtuch, First Place
Tegan Petersen of Union Ridge, Second Place (tie)
Jaelyn Sotelo of Union Ridge Second Place (tie)                
         
Seventh Grade
Maggie Munoz of Laurin, First Place
Amber Holmgren of Pleasant Valley, Second Place

Eighth Grade
Leah Sarkinen of Amboy, First Place
Jayson Maddux of Laurin, Second Place


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