Fourth grade students at Meadow Hill School in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District have been competing in math contests revolving around the NCAA basketball March Madness.
With NCAA brackets happening now, the District decided to bring March Madness into the math classrooms. As a hook to get students excited, teachers divided all the fourth graders into brackets, similar to the NCAA tournament brackets. The students had opportunities to compete and have been working all year on memorizing and getting faster at their facts.
Thanks to the support of local businesses such as Dairy Queen, the Hudson Valley Renegades, McDonalds, Leo’s Pizza, Joe’s Pizza, Frank’s Pizza, Showtime Cinema, Stop N Shop, and Target, the school was able to have prizes for all the winners of the brackets.
Meadow Hill School wished to acknowledge winner Lilly Derham and runner-up Caydence Caltagirone. Both girls were able to complete 100 facts in less than two minutes.