On Tuesday, February 27th, several students participated in the Regional Math 24 competition held in Madison.
Twelve 4th graders from the four DASD elementary schools competed. According to 4th grade teacher, Lisa Marek, “all twelve students did an excellent job, with two students earning medals.” Eagle Point’s Kyle Skoug took 4th place, and Yahara’s Sawyer Guenther took sixth out of 36 competitors.
The 4th grade team representing DASD (pictured above) included: Sawyer Guenther, Evan Roberts, and Wyatt Parker from Yahara Elementary School; Mason Dobbs from Morrisonville Elementary; Kyle Skoug, Gabby Jensen, Sharlene Her, and Xander Coker from Eagle Point Elementary; and Ty Ngo, Owen Voeck, Will Sachtjen, and Mateo Gaona from Windsor Elementary School.
Six 7th grade students also competed in the competition in Madison. The team included (pictured above, left to right) Olivia Kaminsky, Sam Piontek, Aidan Morten, Zac Roberts, Evan Doucette, and Keaton Coopman. Olivia Kaminsky was the 1st place champion of the Math 24 Fractions and Decimals competition.
Math 24 Challenge is a student competition for grades 4-8. School districts/students must be a part of the Greater Dane County Advanced Learners Network to participate. The tournaments are based on five versions of the Math 24 card games produced by Suntex. According to the Greater Dane County Advanced Learner Network website, work with the games fosters basic facts, mental math, problem solving, and patterning.
The 2018 tournament was hosted by WCATY, a University of Wisconsin – Madison outreach program in the School of Education, at the UW-Madison Union South. Individual trophies were awarded to students for 1st through 6th place. Ribbons were awarded to the highest scoring student from each district.