jeffsoesbe (jeffsoesbe) wrote,
jeffsoesbe
jeffsoesbe

the math competition went better than expected

The middle school kids I coach went to the MathCounts Regional competition this morning.

Despite missing one student who was one of the top students (she is first or second in everything we've done this year), the four-person team finished second overall and thus advanced to the State MathCounts competition. In addition, a student competing only as an individual (and who is in just 6th grade) also advanced to State. He was 7th overall, a great achievement for a 6th grader.

Great job by the kids! I was pleasantly surprised.

I ran the Countdown competition for the top 16 individual scorers (4 of them my kids) and everyone had a great time. Countdown appears to be a winner and I'm sure we'll do it next year.

Alas, the State MathCounts competition has been moved and is now the last weekend in March. Which is the same day as the Regional Science Olympiad competition. Dang it! We'll see who of the five is going to Science Olympiad and see if I can somehow put together a team for State MathCounts.
Tags: math contests
Subscribe

  • My tweets

    Sat, 10:44: (Monday 10 May) I just solved @ TheAtlantic's daily crossword in 16 seconds. Can you beat my time? https://t.co/8ntvapGVjO

  • My tweets

    Thu, 14:57: Vaccines work. Get the vaccine. And until most everyone is vaccinated: in multi-person gatherings, be polite and set a good example…

  • My tweets

    Thu, 10:38: I went to my favorite cafe before work this morning, had tea and oatmeal, and wrote. Wow. It was a nice moment of "what things used…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

  • 6 comments