Fifth and sixth-grade students from Highland Elementary recently competed in the regional Math Masters of Minnesota Virtual Challenge.
Sixth-grade students Leah Johanneck, Xavier Mason, Alex Zammert, Abigail Olson, and Madilyn Bruggeman represented Crookston. These students competed individually and as a team on eight sets of mathematical problems in this competition for a total of 325 problems. They competed against 96 other 6th-grade students from 20 teams. The team placed fifth out of all the schools competing.
Leah Johanneck placed first in the individual of the competition. Johanneck placed fourth and Madilyn Bruggeman placed 16th in the order of operations timed test.
5th-grade students Nora Groven, Jayde Uttermark, Gavin Reitmeier, Destiny Baglien, and Adrian Thompson made up the 5th-grade team representing Crookston. These students competed individually and as a team on eight sets of mathematical problems in this competition for a total of 325 problems. They competed against 108 other students from 22 teams.
Math Masters of Minnesota provides competitions in mathematics for thousands of fifth- and sixth-grade students. The competition is designed to promote excellence in thinking skills pertaining to mathematics and was founded upon research concerning the characteristics of mathematically gifted people.
The purpose of Math Masters is to challenge students to use critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities and to give recognition for academic effort and achievement.