Thursday, April 14, 2011
Math Olympics III
(This entry is from our Math Coach -- Ms. Realley)
During the months of February and March, students in grades 3-5 at our three elementary schools participated in events for the Woodbury Math Olympics. These events took place in the classroom and helped prepare students for the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) test that every New Jersey student takes in the month of May. Students worked very hard, doing their best on all of the events, which included Math Sprints, Calculator Exercises, and Archery Questions. Each class also chose a song to help keep them motivated and designed a flag to represent their class during the Olympic competitions.
After all events were completed, the Math Coach and the school principals acknowledged the top three students in each class with a certificate of achievement. The student with the highest score in each class was also rewarded with a certificate for a free sandwich from McDonald’s (generously donated by the McDonald’s in Woodbury). The top student was also moved on to the next round to represent the class and compete in the School Olympics. During this competition a third grader, a fourth grader, and a fifth grader formed a team to answer questions and earn the right to be the representatives for their school at the Woodbury District Math Olympics.
Each student on the first place teams was rewarded with a “gold medal” and a certificate for a free water ice at Rita’s Water Ice (generously donated by the Rita’s in Woodbury). We now look forward to the District Math Olympics on Thursday, April 21, 2011. During the District Olympics, the 1st Place team from each school will compete against one another for the honor of bringing the Math Olympics trophy to their school.
Good luck teams!