Liberty middle school students placed third overall in a recent MathCounts competition in Montgomery, NY. The competition team, comprising of Carlos Torres, Alexus Parisella, Tanner Ferguson, and Dylan Nichols, are hoping to make it to the state competition next month.
MathCounts is a nationwide competitive mathematics program designed to expand students’ math horizons and encourage them to consider math-oriented careers such as engineering. Teachers and students in Liberty have been preparing for the competition since school began in the fall. The after-school meetings and competitions spark high-level mathematics achievement through a series of fun and engaging “bee” style contests.
The middle school’s MathCounts club meets once a week. In addition to the MathCounts material, students work on coding, prodigy competitions and dive into more challenging topics for fun. Although MathCounts competitions are only open to sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students, fifth-grade students are welcome to attend meetings and hone in on their skills.
In fact, according to the club advisor, Ms. Amanda Martin, the group mostly consists of fifth-grade students.
“We’re excited to see what the future holds,” she said.
For more information about MathCounts club meetings and competitions, contact Amanda Martin at AMartin@libertyk12.org.