MATHCOUNTS® Competition in 27th year

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In its 27th year, MATHCOUNTS is one of the most successful education partnerships.

 

The MATHCOUNTS® competition was held at Dawson Community College February 17th between 9am and 3pm. DCC will host middle school students from 5 different schools: Terry, Lambert, Frontier, Luster and Glendive. The competition was held in the practice gym on the DCC campus. Mike Hunter, mathematics instructor at Dawson Community College, heads up the yearly MATHCOUNTS® competition.

MATHCOUNTS® is a national math enrichment, coaching & competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement in every U.S. state & territory. In its 27th year, MATHCOUNTS is one of the most successful education partnerships involving volunteers, educators, industry sponsors & students.

Thousands of teachers use the free MATHCOUNTS curriculum materials to supplement classroom materials or as an extracurricular activity. Those wishing to fully capitalize on the ability of the creative MATHCOUNTS materials to challenge students & motivate them to develop strong math skills also participate in the MATHCOUNTS competition series.

Schools select students to compete individually or as part of a team in one of the more than 500 written & oral competitions held nationwide. Top students advance to the state, & ultimately, national level. MATHCOUNTS challenges students' math skills, develops their self-confidence & rewards them for their achievements.

Final outcome:

Teams:

1 Frontier Elementary School

2 Washington Middle School

3 Terry Public Schools

4 Lambert Public Schools

5 Lustre Grade School

Top five individuals:

1 Hadyn Peterson – Washington Middle School

2 Cameron Gomke – Lambert Public School

3 Adam Curtis – Washington Middle School

4 Carly Svenvold – Washington Middle School

5 Alyssa Morast – Terry Public Schools

The top two teams advance to the state competition in Bozeman on March 10.

The top two individuals, not on a team, who also advance to state are Cameron Gomke from Lambert and Alyssa Morast from Terry.

Carly Svenvold of Glendive won the unofficial countdown round.

Winner of the drawing for the TI 84 Plus calculator was Tyrel Huseby of Terry.

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