31 Grier Girls Compete in American Math Competition
On Wednesday, February 5th, thirty-one Grier students competed in the Mathematics Association of America’s American Mathematics Competition (MAA AMC). The secondary school competitions are held on the same two days at locations across the nation. Accompanied by math teacher, Mr. Mike Jefferson, the Grier students traveled by school bus to Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, to compete and learn from math educators affiliated with the college.
The students could choose between two tests of math ability based on their grade level. According to the MAA AMC website, both the 10th and 12th grade exams include 25 multiple choice questions to be answered in 75 minutes. The questions are “designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills.”
These tests are the first in a series of competitions that culminate in the International Mathematical Olympiad. The Grier students who competed today will have to wait to learn how they fared, but just by embracing this challenge, they all demonstrated great confidence in their mathematical abilities and determination to problem-solve. Great job, Grier mathematicians!