Mathletes honored in Topeka

Mathletes were honored in Topeka on Saturday.
Mathletes were honored in Topeka on Saturday.

There was a packed gym and awards but it doesn’t have anything to do with the Final Four.

 

Almost 400 of the best mathletes from Topeka were honored at Topeka Collegiate School Saturday morning for their math skills.

 

Fourth through eighth graders participated in the SUMday competition.  Students completed two tests one without a calculator and then a geometry section with a calculator.

 

Organizer Phylis Hoyt says there are 60 questions in a test, the best scores are usually in the 40’s and 50’s. “So that gives you an idea,” she said.  “These students are not acing all the questions they’re meant to provide a challenge and something to reach higher for.”

The top ten scores get ribbons and the top three get medals.

 

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