Students in third through eighth grade from across the Dysart Unified School District participated in the annual Math Challenge April 29 at Dysart High School in El Mirage.
All 20 of the district’s elementary and middle schools are invited to participate and each school can enter up to three teams of six students.
There were three rounds in the math challenge. The first was a speed round containing 30 problems students must collaborate and solve in a 10-minute timeframe.
The second and third rounds had six questions each that are focused more on problem solving and get more intense as they progress. The second and third rounds had a time limit of 20 minutes each.
The purpose of the event was to entice, engage, and challenge students to solve math problems while along the way strengthening their math fundamentals. Collaboration was also a strong focus of the event as teams must work together and strategize to complete the problems to the best of their ability within the time allowed.
Results are as follows:
Third and fourth grades
First Place: El Mirage Team 2
Second Place: Canyon Ridge Team 2
Third Place: Marley Park Team 1
Fifth and sixth grades
First Place: Canyon Ridge Team 1
Second Place: Freedom Traditional Team 2
Seventh and eighth grades
First Place: Sunset Hills Team 1
Second Place: Sunset Hills Team 2
Third Place: Sonoran Heights Middle School Team 1