Two student teams qualify for nationals in virtual math tournament
Seven student teams, comprised of 3rd to 8th grade students, competed on Jan. 29 and 30 against dozens of others in the virtual NJ Perennial Math Tournament.
This virtual math challenge competition is open to all students across the state. Each participating school has one team of up to five students selected to represent each grade level. The teams competed through videoconferencing software called WebEx Chat Room. A timed competition, students worked together quickly to answer varying levels of math equations.
Students were selected to participate based on the standards-based rubric supported by the New Jersey Mathematics Learning Standards, teacher recommendations, grades, and in-district benchmark assessments.
All students received certificates of participation. They will also receive a T-shirt and dog tag.
Here were the rankings:
8th grade placed 5th
7th grade placed 3rd
6th grade team 1 placed 4th
6th grade team 2 placed 5th
5th grade placed 11th
4th grade placed 3rd
3rd grade place 4th
The Woodland Park 7th and 4th grade teams have qualified to participate in the nationals as they came in 3rd place.