A day of Mathmania and Holiday Additions

A day of Mathmania and Holiday Additions
Posted on 12/23/2019

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The annual Math Field Day was recently held at CCS Central Services where mathematicians from around the county converged to test their skills. This year's theme, "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Math Day," provided several unique, holiday-themed challenges.

Fallston's Remainder Reindeer won first overall while Springmore's Algebros Plus 1 finished second and Township 3's Gifted Bestimals followed with a third-place finish. The "remainder'" of the challenges and the respective winners are as follows.

The first challenge, Do You Think What I Think, required students to use their mental math skills to answer a total of 50 questions. Students were required to solve the problems mentally without using paper or pencil.

The individuals from the following teams emerged as the winners of the Do You Think What I Think challenge:

  • Boiling Springs' Caroling Christmas Calculators: Rylin Poynter

  • Casar's Calculating Candy Canes: Lillie Dean

  • Fallston's Remainder Reindeer: Andrew Yarboro

  • Kings Mountain Intermediate's Math-a Clauses Team 1: Hunter Hanif

  • Kings Mountain Intermediate's Math-a Clauses Team 2: Sarai Velez-Donu

  • Shelby Intermediate's Counting On Candy Canes: Bianna Parks

  • Shelby Intermediate's Frosty Mathematicians' Magic: Amaury Seale

  • Springmore's Algebros+1: Carter Hooks

  • Township Three's Gifted Bestimal: Silas McCurry

  • Union's Math Sleighers: Rhett Brooks

  • Washington's Merry Multipliers: Brianna Hendricks

In addition to the mental math challenge, the students faced four team-oriented problem-solving tasks.

  • Santa Plans Hawaiian Vacation - Students were required to design, construct, and solve problems dealing with area, perimeter, and volume. The winning team of this challenge was the Fallston's Remainder Reindeer.

  • Where Are You Christmas - Students were required to apply and extend their understanding of place value systems. The winning team for this challenge was the Springmore's Algebros Plus 1 team.

  • It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas - Students were required to solve and write numerical expressions using their understanding of the order of operations. The winning team for this challenge was the Fallston's Remainder Reindeer.

  • Santa's Christmas Eve Adventure - Students were required to solve real-world problems involving fractions and using all four operations. The winning team for this challenge was the KMIS Team 1 Math-A-Clauses.

For the teamwork portion of the skills day, the students were evaluated on how well they worked together, shared ideas, and communicated while solving math challenges. Fallston's Remainder Reindeer team won this award for exhibiting outstanding collaboration.

Thank you, John Laughlin of Laughlin Furniture Outlet, for providing the monetary awards to the top-three teams. Fallston's Remainder Reindeer won $500, Springmore's Algebros Plus 1 won $300, and Township 3's Gifted Bestimals won $200 for their brainy efforts.

Click here to watch the awards ceremony.

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