Record Number of NHPS Students At MATHCOUNTS Competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, April 28, 2011

 
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Christopher Hoffman
203-946-8450

 
ALMOST 400 NEW HAVEN PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN MATHCOUNTS COMPETITION

 
                  A record number of New Haven middle school students -- almost 400 from 27 city schools -- took part in today’s daylong MATHCOUNTS competition at Yale University.

 
                  MATHCOUNTS is a national enrichment club and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics programs and achievement. About 60 Yale University students volunteered to mentor and coach the kids.
 
 
                 Students spent the day competing at solving algebra and other math problems.
 
 
                 “Math absolutely counts,” Math Supervisor Kenneth Matthews said. “This competition gets bigger every year, showing our students’ growing grasp of the importance of math and science. Math and science are the building blocks of a great education and a pathway to success. It all adds up: master math and you will succeed.”

 
                 This is the fifth year that the city has held a MATHCOUNTS competition. The event is sponsored by the New Haven schools math department.