The 2019 Regional Math Masters Competition was completed at Northridge Elementary on Saturday, April 27. Nine fifth grade and seven sixth grade teams participated.
The BFA STEM committee sponsored fifth and sixth grade teams. Participating BFA fifth grade students included Noah Inman, Isabella LeBoeuf, Bryn McDermott and Aubrie Titus. Hansika Lakkireddy, Maria Mundackal, Evan Roper, Dallin Sarver and Quinlan Smythe were the BFA sixth grade student participants.
Hansika Lakkireddy used her excellent mental math skills to earn a second place award in the Math Facts competition which tests for the number of 75 multiple function problems that can be correctly solved in 5 minutes (that’s 4 seconds per problem!).
Maria Mundackal won the first-place award and Quinlan Smythe placed second for the Individual Problem Solving competition. They proved to be extremely competent in solving most of the 32 word-type problems in 40 minutes. These problems required logical thinking and the correct use of mathematical solutions.
AND, the BFA sixth grade team won first place overall in the Team Problem Solving competition by solving 30 more difficult word-type problems in 45 minutes! The students worked very well together and maximized their efforts with outstanding teamwork.
Thanks to all BFA students, teachers, administration and STEM committee for supporting the 2019 Math Masters Competition.