Nearly 130 students participate in AEA 267 Clear Lake Math Bee

AEA 267 logoNearly 130 sixth school students representing 16 different school districts and 30 teams competed in the Area Education Agency 267 (AEA 267) Regional Math Bee on Wednesday, March 25 at the AEA 267 Clear Lake Office. 

Individuals competed in five different areas that mirror the Iowa Core Math domains at 6th grade including The Number System, Expressions and Equations, Geometry, Statistics and Probability, and Ratio Proportional Relationships.  Participants also worked as a team in the final round- Team Problem Solving.

 “Math Bee offers an opportunity for area students to demonstrate their math skills and have fun in a friendly, competitive environment,” said Kay Schmalen, AEA 267 consultant and Math Bee organizer. “The problems used represent real-world scenarios that inspire the type of problem-solving necessary for successful adult living.”

 Districts represented included:

  • Central Springs
  • Clear Lake
  • Charles City
  • Forest City
  • Garner-Hayfield
  • Hampton-Dumont
  • Corwith-Wesley-LuVerne
  • Mason City
  • Nashua-Plainfield
  • North Iowa
  • Osage
  • Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock
  • St. Ansgar
  • Ventura  
  • West Fork
  • West Hancock

Seven teams and 32 students advanced to the next level of competition which will be held on May 12 at the AEA 267 Conference Center in Cedar Falls.  Team winners were:

  1. Clear Lake Mathletes (Clear Lake)
  2. Mason City .7734 (Mason City)
  3. Forest City (Forest City)
  4. West Hancock Red (West Hancock)
  5. NP Black (Nashua-Plainfield)
  6. Hampton-Dumont Bulldogs (Hampton-Dumont)
  7. Mason Annihilators (Mason City)

The top five individual winners were:

  1. Sam Nelson, Clear Lake 
  2. Matthew Tweeten, Forest City
  3. Jakie Uthe, Hampton-Dumont
  4. Christian Rodriquez, Mason City
  5. Lucas Pierce, Nashua-Plainfield

Congratulations to all the students and teachers who participated today!

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