Numbers Are Up For Students In I.S. 211 Math Challenge
The main goals of the competition, according to principal Buffie Simmons-Peart, was "to raise school spirit regarding mathematics" and help everyone prepare for the approaching state exam.
"The entire Math Department is behind this tremendous effort," she added.
Simmons-Peart singled out Match coach Andre Lawe for scheduling and organizing the event.
Last Friday morning's challenge kicked off a series of games in the school auditorium that will continue as the date for the state tests nears. In the first head-to-head confrontation Class 824 bested Class 823 460-165.
Each match consists of multiple-choice and short answer questions, followed by a lightning round. Point values are given based on the difficulty of the question.