On March 18th, students from across Washington state competed in MATHCOUNTS, a highly esteemed mathematics competition.
“The MATHCOUNTS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides engaging math programs to U.S. middle school students of all ability levels in order to build confidence and improve attitudes towards math and problem solving. Middle school students exist at a critical juncture in which their love for mathematics must be nurtured, or their fear of mathematics must be overcome. MATHCOUNTS provides students with the kinds of experiences that foster growth and transcend fear to lay a foundation for future success. For more than 30 years MATHCOUNTS has provided enriching, extracurricular opportunities to students and free, high-quality resources to educators. Every child is unique, but we believe all children are capable of seeing the beauty and joy of math, whether they come to us already passionate about math, or intimidated by it.” Reads the MATHCOUNTS website.
Nine Odle Middle School students attended the competition, and performed exceptionally well. Additionally, the Odle school team coached by Shirley Sun, composed of David Lee, Alex Wei, Robert Chen, and Alicia Zhi, placed first out of several teams.
Here are the Odle results in the rankings:
- David Lee
- Joy An
- Brandon Chen
- Alex Wei
- Justin Chen
- Robert Chen
David Lee, Joy An, and Brandon Chen will represent Washington in the Mathcounts National Competition in Orlando, FL.