Friday, March 9, 2012
Alex - A Member Of The School Math Team
Song: Emily's Theme
Group: Fired Earth Music
Alex on the night before the State MathCounts Competition.
Alex is part of a small group of students (from the school math club)...
competing in a statewide math competition tomorrow. Each competing school
will have their teams representing them for honors.
I don't know much about it, as this will be Alex's first one.
We were fortunate in there being an opening on the team when Alex
started the math club last week.
This will be good practice for Alex.
There will be many highly gifted children there.
Alex is going to keep active in the math club...and in the competitions.
As Alex still has much time to grow and learn...
he can only improve with each event.
Alex loves competition...
it seems to spur his spirit to learn.
This is for grades 6 - 8.
The practice tests we had seen seemed heavily weighted toward
Abstract Reasoning and Geometry.
As Alex has only just started learning Geometry...
my wife has been preparing him by going over similar problems...
and giving him explanations.
Here is to the spirit of competition...
and the excellence it engenders in our children.
In my next article...
I will cover the actual event.