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TPS Sweeps Math Competition

 

Tuxedo Park School students took first place in three levels at the MathCounts chapter competition held February 21 in Montgomery, NY.

 

1. Team Competition: This was a total score of individuals on the team for both sprint and target rounds, as well as the score from team rounds.  Tuxedo Park School earned 1st place. 
(Team was made up of Samuel F., Madeline H., JT. K. Henry M., Joshua Y.) 

2. Individual competition: Top individual scores from both individual rounds (Sprint Round and Target Round). 1st place: Henry M. 2nd place: Samuel F. 

3. Countdown Round: Individual students with the highest total scores (from both sprint and target Rounds) competed with each other in a head to head tournament. Competing in this round were the following representatives from TPS who qualified based upon their scores: Samuel F., JT. K., Henry M.
1st place: Samuel F.:  2nd place Henry M.

The MATHCOUNTS Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that reaches students in grades 6-8 in all US states and territories with 3 extracurricular math programs. More than a quarter million students participate in the programs each year.

The approach is simple: the organization's goals is to make learning math fun. Middle school is a critical juncture when a love of math must be encouraged, and a fear of math must be overcome. The programs build problem solving skills and positive attitudes about math, so students embrace challenges and expand their academic and career opportunities in the future.