Third grade students earned a Regional Award in the recent Continental Mathematics League (CML) contest. This yearly contest, which consists of three separate meets, gives students the chance to compete in mathematical problem-solving against a worldwide group of third graders from participating schools.
This is the fourth year Harker’s grade 3 team earned first place in the region, which includes 15 U.S. states as well as the countries of Belgium, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the United Kingdom.
For each meet, the six highest scores are sent in as a team score, thus the team members can change from month to month. The contest, which consists of six questions per meet, was held January through March, and three students tied for the top score for Harker, at 15 out of a total of 18 possible points.
Students earning medals this year as the top scoring students were Andrew Cheplyansky, Naviya Kapadia and Nevin Liang. Second-place students who earned certificates of achievement were Anvi Banga, Matthew Jin, Eileen Li, Sachin Shah and Gautham Viswanathan. Several students earned perfect scores in one of the three meets, including Cheplyansky, Kapadia, Benjamin MacDonald, Viswanathan and Angele Yang.
Congratulations to these students, who deserve to be recognized for their strong approaches to problem solving! This is the seventh year we have participated in the contest. Last year, grades 4 and 5 began participating as well.