Sunday, May 31, 2015

Education By the Numbers

Photos Courtesy of John Armato
Members of the Franklin Elementary School Math Olympiad team work on a problem.

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by Pottstown School District .

Fourth Grade students from all four Pottstown Elementary Schools competed again in each other in the first annual Math Olympiad on Thursday, May 21. 

The Rupert Elementary Math Olympiad team puts their
math knowledge to work.
More than 30 students competed as individuals and as teams to complete complex mathematics problem solving questions. 

In each timed round students were given 10 mathematical problems to solve. Round one was an individual round, and round two a team round. 

Team scores were a combination of the individual and team rounds. 

"I am excited to see our students so enthusiastic about this event," said Rupert Elementary Principal Matthew Moyer. "Competitive academic events like this, challenge the students and will lead to excellence in the classroom."

 The Goals of Math Olympiad:
  • To stimulate enthusiasm and a love for Mathematics 
    The winning team was Franklin Elementary School.
  • To introduce important Mathematical
  • To teach major strategies for problem solving 
  • To develop
    Mathematical flexibility in solving problems 
  • To strengthen Mathematical intuition 
  • To foster Mathematical creativity and ingenuity 
  • To provide for the satisfaction, joy, and thrill of meeting challenges

The Results:

Team Winner: Franklin Elementary School

Individual Winners:

1st Place winner Abby Eagle
1st Place - Abby Eagle from Rupert Elementary School

2nd Place winner
Lily Fetterman
2nd Place - Lily Fetterman from Barth Elementary School

Special Thanks To: Tri-County Federal Credit Union for sponsoring the event!

Our Pottstown Staff for their help and involvement:

Barth- Kathy Eagle, Coleen Blute, Cara McGuffin, Nikki Alutius, Rachel Pollock

Lincoln - Mandi Wampole, Denise Schleicher

Franklin- Karen Confino, Darla Stout, Bridget Baldwin

Rupert- Allen Ferster, Diana Dotterer, Nicole Valenti, Jamie Fazekas, Lauren Crean, Del Ferster

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