Feb. 22, 2014 – Separate teams of Beachwood fifth graders and sixth graders each placed first and second at the Greater Cleveland Council of Teachers of Mathematics math contest at John Carroll University on Saturday, Feb. 22.
Beachwood fielded seven total teams comprising 28 fifth and sixth graders. Last year, only two Beachwood fifth grade teams competed.
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For two hours, students competed in four rounds requiring problem solving, mental math, construction and application of concepts. Students work both individually and together in different rounds. Out of 11 fifth grade teams and 10 sixth grade teams, 20 percent of the teams earn trophies, 40 percent earn Championship Awards (blue ribbons) and 40 percent earn Special Awards (red ribbons).
Beachwood math teachers Carole Katz, Shelly Lewis, and Laura Gibson coached and practiced with the students for several weeks.
The purpose of this tournament is to promote enthusiasm for mathematics among students in the fifth and sixth grades; recognize students for their interest, perseverance, and talent in mathematics and problem solving; challenge these students in an energizing and competitive setting; celebrate community-wide the achievements of these young mathematicians.
Fifth Grade Teams
The Terminators – Trophy
Algebraniacs – Championship Award
The Bombs – Championship Award
Mathletes – Trophy
Sixth Grade Teams
The Matrix Squad – Championship Award
Fantastic Four – Trophy
The Infinite Rulers – Trophy