MATHCOUNTS Chapter Competition
On Saturday, I took a young team of 4 mathletes (2 boys and 2 girls!) to our region’s MATHCOUNTS chapter competition. You may recall that in the past, I’ve had to go to great lengths to get kids to try it. This year I had 4 willing (some even eager) participants, even though the kids who went last year didn’t end up going this year, for different reasons.
The kids all had a great time and can’t wait to go back. The team score was middle-of-the-pack, which is great considering that they are young and did not have any after-school practices. And a little brag: one of the boys was my 11yo son. He made it into countdown (top 12) and won one of his matches before being eliminated. We think he will probably go to the State competition as one of four individuals from our chapter, but we won’t find out for sure until next week.