Rupert Hosts Math 24 Competition
The competition involves students having to use various math strategies to calculate the answers of the quiz questions.
From Pottstown School District Director of Community Relations John J. Armato:
For students in Pottstown School District’s elementary schools, the Math 24 Competition is one of the highlights of the year.
Rupert Elementary School Principal Matt Moyer and staff hosted the competition, which included teams of third, fourth and fifth graders from each of the district’s five elementary buildings.
The competition involves students that use various math strategies to calculate answers to quiz questions.
The event is attended by many parents who while enjoying watching the event politely decline the opportunity to try to solve the mathematical problems without the benefit of a calculator, pencil, or paper.
Assisting the teachers in the judging of the event were a number of middle school students who were previous Math 24 participants.
To prepare for the event, several schools organized Math 24 clubs met before and after school to allow students to practice.
Some of the schools showed their school pride by making tee-shirts for their teams to wear.
The emphasis of the day was on fun and education - no scores were kept, no awards given.
Each student who participated will receive a Math 24 award and a coupon for a free meal at the local Applebee’s.
“This is an outstanding event and opportunity for our students to recognize that math is not a scary subject and that education can be fun," Moyer said.