May 14, 2004 at 11:10 a.m.
Math Masters from Lakeside compete
These two teams competed individually and as teams on eight sets of mathematical problems in this competition. At this site, there were 34 schools and 170 competitors. Congratulations to Derek Carlson from Team 1 who placed 20th in the Math Fact Drill as well as 20th in the Individual Competition. Team 1 whose members included: Christina Zvonar, Aubrey Lawlor, Derek Carlson, Jeff Hannah, and Dylan Dahlheimer placed 15th. Team 2 whose members include: Lauren Seaburg, Elsa Osterberg, Katie Johnson, Lindsay Carlson, and Evan Freeman placed 24th.
Math Masters of Minnesota began as a fifth grade math competition program in 1989 with teams from 44 schools taking part. In 1995 the competition was expanded to include sixth graders and this year there are approximately 3900 fifth and sixth graders registered to compete.
Schools are encouraged to involve as many of their fifth and sixth grade students as possible in the use of the Math Masters packet of challenge preparation materials. A team selection test is provided to assist coaches in choosing students to represent their school. Teams from private as well as public schools may compete in Math Masters.
The support of companies and foundations for this math competition is essential. Contributing corporations include the Hormel Foundation and The Medtronic Foundation as well as other individual and business contributors.