Middletown Students Shine at County Math Competition

Post date: Mar 16, 2012 12:51:42 PM

On March 8th, the Lake County Office of Education held the first annual Challenge 24 math tournament in Lakeport. Students in grades 4-6, representing each of the elementary schools around the county, competed against each other. Students from Middletown Unified School District won five of the six competition categories for the county. Each grade level competed separately with boys and girls categories. Coyote Valley students, Madeline Hoskins (4th Grade), Ellie Bazzano (5th Grade) and Cheyenne Justice (6th Grade) each took top honors for girls and will all receive plaques for their first place finishes. On the boy’s side, Will Chastain of Cobb and Bradly Clevenger of Coyote Valley won the 4th and 5th grade boys competitions respectively. The objective of Math 24 is to use 4 random numbers to come up with a math equation that will total 24. Tracy Skeen, educational specialist at LCOE, states that the mental math students use in Math 24 helps prepare the brain for learning algebra later on in Middle School.