Beloit Students Win Top Awards at Regional Math Tournament

BELOIT (WI) – School District of Beloit fourth through eighth grade students won top awards in the Math 24 Tournament at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Union South on March 20.

Other competitors were from the following schools, Brodhead, Evansville, Monona Grove, Mount Horeb, New Glarus, Parkview, Stoughton and Verona. Each grade level had between 24 and 36 participants. Each student competed for only 6 top honors in each grade level. The winners from Beloit include:

Fourth Grade:

2nd Place Cesar Lopez - Cunningham
4th Place Pedro Rosales - Cunningham
5th Place Eric Funk - Cunningham

Fifth Grade:

1st Ben Leisher - Cunningham
2nd Octavio Mendoza - Cunningham
3rd Caleb Otto - Morgan
4th Devin Stavn - Cunningham
5th Cierra O'Dowd - Cunningham

Sixth Grade:

1st Dennis Luis-Aragon - McNeel
2nd Bryan Brown - Aldrich
3rd Nishani Patel - Aldrich
5th Cullen Schooff - Aldrich
6th Kate Gianvecchio - Aldrich
Seventh Grade:

2nd Jesus Ramos - McNeel
3rd Devin Coleman - McNeel
4th Devin Wolf - Aldrich
5th Noah Avery - McNeel

Eighth Grade:

1st Baltazar Giles - McNeel
3rd Deo Edwards - Aldrich
4th Breanna Sorenson - Aldrich
6th Michaela Fraley-Markley - McNeel

Math 24 is a game invented by Robert Sun, with the purpose of engaging students in a way that focuses on process and patterns, since the answer, 24, is already a given. To play, students have to use all four numbers on each card drawn, using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and/or division. Cards progress in difficulty, with students earning points for each correct solution.

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