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Elizabethtown Area Students Win Big At Math 24 Challenge Competition

Jun 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page, News

href="http://elizabethtownjournal.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Math24Challenge_EASD.jpgJune 27, 2012— Elizabethtown Area School District students recently exceled at the regional Math 24 Challenge held in Lancaster. In a highly competitive environment that featured over 130 outstanding young mathematicians from area schools, Adam Evans earned the title of champion in the fourth and fifth grade classification. In total, eight students from Elizabethtown took part in the competition and a remarkable five placed in the top 16. Joining Evans on the medal stand was Caleb Gerber who placed fourth. Other finalists included Coleman McBride, Evan Schneider, and Wills Troutman.

Not to be outdone by their younger schoolmates, thirteen sixth grade contestants from Elizabethtown took part in the math challenge. Four of the district’s sixth graders made it to the final eight for their grade level. They were Grant Gaumer, Holly Konopka, Lily Stewart, and Kaitlyn Smith where four advance to the final 4 and won medal. Gaumer took home Bronze, Stewart claimed silver, and Konopka captured the gold medal.

Also competing at the challenge from Elizabethtown Area schools were Shane Arnold, Hunter Cobb, Madison Ebersole, Grey Fertich, Casey Lyons, Nathaniel McCloud, Noah Myers, Lucas Overmoyer, Grace Roland, Spencer Roth, Ean Schmidt, and Elijah Spain.

Math 24 uses cards that have four numbers listed on them. At the contest, the students were challenged to use the four numbers on a game card to make the number 24. They could add, subtract, multiply, or divide. 24 Challenge Math builds math fluency, which is important in order to acquire new math skills.

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