Westlake math clubs going strong

Westlake students participate in the national Math Madness Contest, an online challenge involving more than 40,000 students.

The Math Clubs at Westlake High School, Lee Burneson Middle School and Dover Intermediate School are all ranked on the National Top 100 list in the Math Madness Contest.

The weekly online challenge involves thousands of school districts and over 40,000 students from around the country. Students tackle eight new challenging questions each week.

Westlake’s teams are in the bracket rounds advancing each week as they take on schools from Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Connecticut, California, New York, Texas, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Hawaii and more. This is the third year Westlake Schools has participated under advisor Anne Dill.

“The students have the combined excitement of feeling united as part of a team while competing, yet also having the ability to improve their own personal scores each week,” Dill said, adding that parents Laura Lathem, Beth Karpuszka and Gene DeAngelis, along with teachers Trish Kosik, Cathy Pietroski and Lisa Zollos, help out with the planning and technology for the more than 100 students involved in the Math Clubs.

WHS students Akshya Dhinakaran and Talya Jeter compete at the high school level while also volunteering to help explain problem solving techniques to younger students after each match.

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Volume 8, Issue 22, Posted 9:42 AM, 11.15.2016