Grade 6 students in the Amherst Public Schools recently participated
in the 2010-2011 Mathematics League interschool mathematics competition
with great success: all three Amherst elementary schools were
represented in the top 25 out of the 142 participating New England
Students in the league compete for the highest scores, while schools
compete for the highest team score: the total of the top 5 scores in
each school. Each contest's questions cover material appropriate to each
grade level. At the 6th grade level, students had 35 challenging problems to complete in 30 minutes.
Scott Harvey-Arnold from Fort River Elementary School with a score of
33 out of 35 was the top ranked sixth grader in Hampshire, Hamden, and
The top ranked individual students out of 710 participants in the New
England Mathematics League included Scott Harvey-Arnold #5, Nate
Weinberg #15, and Maria Mountziaris #30 all from Fort River Elementary
School, and Ethan Thayumanavan #26 from Wildwood Elementary School.
Team scores were equally impressive. Fort River Elementary School
ranked 7th (Scott Harvey-Arnold, Nate Weinberg, Claire Siege, Amy-Mei
Lynch and Maria Mountziaris). Wildwood Elementary School ranked 22nd (
Ethan Thayumanavan, Shira Yeskel-Mednick, Jonah Weinbaum, Sarah
Wennemyr, Paula Fernandez, and Katie King), and Crocker Farm Elementary
School ranked 25th (Noah Zobel, Emma Mack, Delia McHale, Abigail
Kleinman-Eddy, Benjamin Gilsdorf and Max Hopley).
Try out one of the problems: How many positive integers less than
1,000 are multiples of 4 but do not include the digit 5? (answer: 206)