On Tuesday, May 17, 120 students at Mammoth Elementary School participated in the 2nd annual Math-a-thon, a math contest geared toward 3rd through 5th grade – yet advanced 2nd graders can compete as 3rd graders.
The contest consisted of the following 3 rounds: Speed, Mental Math and Problem Solving. The Speed round is a 10×10 multiplication table the students complete for time. During Mental Math, students answer 40 questions in a slide show format at a quick pace. Mental Math problems must be done “in your head” and working the problem out on paper is not allowed. The final round, Problem Solving, is 20 challenging arithmetic and word problems. Students compete for top places in each individual round and the three rounds are also combined for top overall awards.
Speed Round Awards
3rd grade: Keely Podosin (1st), Cecilia Bassler ( 2nd), Makenna Kumlue (3rd)
4th grade: Liam Bassler(1st), Ari Shuldt (2nd), Alexis Molina (3rd)
5th grade: Mallory Podosin (1st), Edgar Ramos (2nd), Max Boyer-Tolley (3rd)
Mental Math Awards
3rd grade: 3 way tie for 1st place: Aidan LeFrancois, Ryan Furness, Trent Presson
4th grade: Liam Bassler (1st), Allie Williams (tie 2nd), Ari Schuldt (tie 2nd)
5th grade: 3 way tie for 1st: Cary Walker, Finnley Bourne, and Mallory Podosin
Problem Solving Awards
3rd grade: Keely Podosin (tie-1st), Trent Presson (tie-1st), Kendall Lach (tie-2nd), Stella Anderson (tie-2nd)
4th grade: Charlie Reggelbrugge (tie-1st), Liam Bassler (tie-1st), Elan Pries (2nd)
5th grade: Mallory Podosin (1st), Cary Walker (2nd), Amelia McBride (3rd)
Top 10 overall, combined score
1. Mallory Podosin 1117 pts
2. Liam Bassler 1071 pts
3. Charlie Regelbrugge 914 pts
4. Lucas Strazzere 907 pts
5. Alexis Molina 871 pts
6. Ari Schuldt 867 pts
7. Elan Pries 864 pts
8. Cary Walker 857 pts
9. Keely Podosin 824 pts
10. Finnley Bourne 760 pts
Our mini-contest prime number winner was Lucas Strazzere who named the prime numbers from 1-100 in 49 seconds. Kendall Lach and Keely Podosin won a berry pie by memorizing pi to 13 decimal places.
Thank you to Rosanne Lampariello and MES for supporting the contest!
Thank you to PTO for purchasing the t-shirts and ice cream!
Thank you to the following Mammoth Hospital physicians who donated money for the prizes: Dr. Robinson, Dr. Swisher, Dr. Howell, Dr. Bassler, Dr. King, Dr. Parisky, Dr. Harrell, Dr. Cherne, and Dr. Will.
Superb organizational help provided by Antonette Ciccarelli, Tabby Mannetter, Cindy Podosin, Erin Le Francois, Nicole Godoy and Claudia Silverman. Thanks to all the parent volunteers who helped during the contest!