MVES 5th Grade “Math is Cool” Team Takes 1st at Regional Championships!

MVE Math is Cool!Lead by coaches Eric Blank and Jen Ramsay, our 5th grade “Math is Cool” team took top honors in their division with two students placing 4th and 6th overall!

Some history… “Academics Are Cool” began in the spring of 1996 when Gregg Sampson, a mathematics teacher at Lewis & Clark High School (LCHS) in Spokane, Washington organized a mathematics competition for sixth grade students in the Spokane area. He and members of the LCHS Math Team organized the events, wrote the competition items and implemented the competition at LCHS.

The following school year (1996/1997), the competition was expanded to grades 4-12 with grade level competitions held on six dates throughout the school year at LCHS. During the same school year, Triscia Hochstatter, a mathematics teacher at Moses Lake High School (MLHS), organized a grade four and five combined “Math Is Cool” competition in Moses Lake, adding more grade levels in subsequent years. Since, It has grown exponentially, with students competing across the state.

The team will move on to State in May.