Three fifth grade teams from Cambridge Intermediate School competed at the regional Math Masters of Minnesota challenge in Duluth on April 26.
Taking fifth place out of 34 teams was Team Blue – Dillon Bergloff, Jonah Brady, Sam Haseth, Molly Hennen and Abby Milles. Team Red placed 13th – Maggie Grangenett, Elyse Muehlhauser, Chase O’Connor, Victoria Skiba and Chris Sor. Team Purple placed 16th – Megan Anderson, Tyler Karnos, Tristan Day, Grant Semler and Neil Swanson.
One-hundred seventy students competed in individual challenges. Four CIS students placed in the top 10 in the fact drill category – Chris Sor 3rd, Grant Semler 6th, Elyse Muehlhauser 8th, and Jonah Brady 9th. Jonah Brady also placed 8th in the overall individual scores.
Twenty-eight CIS students have been attending weekly practices after school since the beginning of March. Practices included math activities that required problem solving, computation skills and perseverance. Students also completed optional “homework” as a way to practice for the competition. Students were invited to attend Math Masters based on their test scores and teacher recommendations.
Math Masters is a competition designed to allow students with exemplary math skills to apply their problem solving skills, both as individuals and in a team setting. More than 5,000 Minnesota students are competing in Math Masters competitions at different sites throughout the state in 2013. All students who participate in Math Masters are to be congratulated, and all are winners. Learning that math can be fun and receiving recognition and rewards for excellence in math is an exciting experience for students!
CIS Math Masters students would like to thank the Cambridge Primary/Intermediate Parent Teacher Organization for covering a portion of the cost of team t-shirts.