Tuesday, March 18, 2008

YoungerSon shows off his mad math skillz

At the end of February, Tuckahoe Middle School participated in the annual Virginia Math League competition. Students are given a 40-question multiple-choice test and 30 minutes to complete it. YoungerSon scored the highest for the entire seventh grade at TMS ...

... out of 428 students!

Math League's 7th grade contests challenge students and schools in interschool league competitions. Students in each league compete for the highest scores, while schools compete for the highest team score: the total of the top 5 scores in each school. Each contest's questions cover material appropriate to each grade level. Questions may cover: basic topics, plus exponents, fractions, reciprocals, decimals, rates, ratios, percents, angle measurement, perimeter, area, circumference, basic roots, patterns, sequences, integers, triangles and right triangles, and other topics, depending on the grade level. These contests encourage a variety of problem-solving skills and methods, to improve students' abilities and understanding of mathematical connections, while having fun!

Tuckahoe Middle School came in 29th place in the state (out of 64) with a combined score of 129.

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