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"Mathletes" Compete in a Battle of Wits

SPRINGFIELD, Mo— “Mathletes” from local middle schools tested their skills Feb. 15 at Drury University.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo— “Mathletes” from local middle schools tested their skills Feb. 15 at Drury University.

The students were set to compete in the local version of the national Mathcounts program.

Over 100 students from 13 Southwest Missouri middle schools gathered to compete. The students compete individually and as teams in written and oral matches which subjects include algebra, probability, statistics, and geometry.

Teachers and students have been preparing for the competition since the Fall of 2013.

Winners will advance to the finals held March 8 in Columbia, Mo.

Mathcounts is a nationwide program designed to improve math skills among students and to spark interest in mathematics.
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