At Rowntree Montessori Schools Academy campus, we recently completed the fourth annual Math Bowl Competition. This long awaited event brought our students together in the pursuit of healthy competition and academic excellence in mathematics. To start the competition off, Grade 1 to 8 teachers selected 10 students to represent the class through the results of a math activity. Then 10 students from each class moved forward to the next round and went head to head against 10 other students, answering questions related to math word problems and calculations. Questions posed to Grade 1 students primarily focused on addition and subtraction, while Grade 2 questions covered more complex addition and subtraction questions, and relied more heavily on the need to write numbers in expanded form. Grades 3 to 8 focused more on multiplication based word problems, and Grade 7 and 8 had the opportunity to do some advanced high school level mathematics problems. From each group of 10 students, a winner was selected, who then competed against the other winner in his or her grade, to find the top performing Math Bowl Champion, who earned a trophy in celebration of his or her win. All competitors are congratulated for their efforts, and were given a certificate to acknowledge their achievements!
It was an absolute pleasure watching the different classes from Grade 1 to 8 compete and learn from one another. The students demonstrated remarkable knowledge and application skills to solve the questions to the best of their abilities. It was very rewarding to see our students working as a team, and at the same time seeing the progress in their math skills as a result of their dedicated practice. It was an experience that allowed our students to compete under pressure while using their passion for math in pursuit of being crowned Math Bowl Champion.
The Math Bowl is an event that brings our student body together, and it could not have been possible without the hard work of our faculty. Thank you to everyone involved. We experienced a day of excitement with students using their positive influence and energy to cheer on their fellow classmates. We are very proud of all our students who helped make the Math Bowl Competition a wonderful success. See you all next year!
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