Amherst Elementary Schools Rank in Top 25 in Math Competition

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 schools.

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 Worcestor counties.

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)

Last updated May 02, 2011
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