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RES second graders compete in American Math Challenge

Rockdale Elementary American Math Challenge participants were (front row, l–r) Cady Barcak, Madeline Navarre, Aiden Borrero, Mallory McDaniel, MaKenzie Becker, Aubrey Brindle, Ethan Kearney-Gann, (middle row) Ashley Zepeda, Keymani Hamilton, David Schilling, Hannah Lehmkuhl, Owen Arnold, Nathan Jeter, Arianna Eastridge, Jake Hasselbach, (back row) Ethan Taylor, Peyton Shuffield, Jacob Avila, Trey Jacob, Talayeh Green, Brian Perez, Morgan Schmidt, teacher Karen Laughlin. Not pictured Xavier Matchett. Rockdale Elementary American Math Challenge participants were (front row, l–r) Cady Barcak, Madeline Navarre, Aiden Borrero, Mallory McDaniel, MaKenzie Becker, Aubrey Brindle, Ethan Kearney-Gann, (middle row) Ashley Zepeda, Keymani Hamilton, David Schilling, Hannah Lehmkuhl, Owen Arnold, Nathan Jeter, Arianna Eastridge, Jake Hasselbach, (back row) Ethan Taylor, Peyton Shuffield, Jacob Avila, Trey Jacob, Talayeh Green, Brian Perez, Morgan Schmidt, teacher Karen Laughlin. Not pictured Xavier Matchett. Twenty-three Rockdale Elementary School second graders took part in the American Math Challenge recently, math specialist Karen Laughlin said.

The American Math Challenge invites students to join in online, real-time mathematics competitions. During the showdown, thousands of students power themselves towards personal best in Mathletics Live and Curriculum, Laughlin said.

The Challenge was open to individual students or entire schools and classes in grades K-12 students.

The top prize, for the highest scorer, was a gold medal and an iPad. Other top scorers won iPod Nanos and iPod Shuffles.

Top winners became part of Team America, going on to compete in the global World Math Day contest on March 1, 2011.

Over 53 million questions were answered correctly during the Challenge by students from 235 countries. That total claimed the Guinness world record for largest online math competition.

The team from Rockdale Elementary finished 734th out of nearly 9,000 classes and compiled 35,761 total points during the twoday competition.

Cosponsored by nonprofit MATHCOUNTS Foundation and education consultants Voyager, the Challenge is an outgrowth of Math Mania, a series of statewide and regional online math competitions that began in 2007.

For more information, visit www.americanmathchallenge. com.


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