Fifth grade students in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District gathered in the Board of Education auditorium last Wednesday to participate in the penultimate Math Meet Competition. There is only one meet remaining for the school year.
Students from across the District were selected to participate in the 2021-2022 Math Meet Competition. Nine students were selected to participate from each elementary school, based on NYS Math Test Scores, iReady scores, report cards and teacher recommendation.
During each meet, students have been mixed up into nine teams. Each team has a representative from all nine elementary schools. Students work in groups of three to solve and communicate their mathematical understanding of various problems.
Students are scored on mathematical knowledge, strategic thinking, and communication. Points are accumulated during each competition.
The winning team will be announced at the culminating “Escape the Room” event to be held on Thursday, May 19 at the Board of Education Auditorium. The team that wins the competition will be honored at a future Board of Education meeting.