by Nicole Brewer
This past week the 4th, 5th and 6th grade Math 24 teams competed in the South Region Competition at the Union South in Madison. They competed against teams from Belleville, Evansville, New Glarus, Parkview, and Stoughton. Math 24 is a fast-paced mathematics program which builds strong mental mathematics and problem solving skills. The challenge is to create equations that total 24 by using all numbers on each card and any combination of addition, subtraction, multiplication or division. 4th grade uses the double digit cards, 5th grade uses variable cards and 6th grade use positive/negative integers. Students take part in 4 rounds where they can earn first, second or third place during each round. How each student does for the first three rounds decides what table and who they compete against in the fourth round. After all four rounds, awards are given to students in places 1st through 6th. One student in each school group is also awarded the highest score for their school. Blake F. had the most points for Albany fourth graders. Ava A. placed second and had the highest points for the Albany 5th graders. Linsey M. placed fifth and had the most points for Albany 6th graders. The 4th grade team consisted of Blake F., Cody P. and Caleb S. This year 5th grade had two teams that competed that consisted of Ava A., Brayden B., Aiden B., Maiya O., Allison R., and Cooper S. The 6th grade team consisted of Ethan K., Linsey M., and Peyton P.