Tynes students compete in nationwide math competition

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, Tynes Elementary School competed in the first of five MOEMS (Math Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools), Division E. Over 100 students in Tynes fourth, fifth and sixth grade G.A.T.E. (Gifted and Talented Education) classes competed against students across the country in this academic math competition.

The students met in the multipurpose room to challenge themselves to correctly answer five timed math problems of increasing complexity. The MOEMS consists of five contests from November 2015 through March 2016. Last year, 6,000 teams from 49 states and other countries were represented.

The goals of MOEMS are:

  • Develop enthusiasm for problem-solving and mathematics
  • Deepen understanding of math concepts, and strengthen ability to use these concepts
  • Consider concepts not otherwise encountered
  • Foster enriching experiences in intellectually stimulating and significant mental activities
  • Build a stronger foundation for assessments and future math studies

The enthusiasm in the room was palpable as students tackled each problem using terrific problem-solving skills.

Keep up the great work in the next four contests, Tynes Tigers!

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