All Girls Math Tournament
On May 13th from 1:00-4:45 p.m., girls from grades 3-8 participated in AGSS’s annual All Girls Math Tournament at the Logan Heights Library! In this Mathcounts-style contest, our participants solved challenging math problems individually and collaboratively in three divisions: grades 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8. The Sprint Round included 30 problems to be solved in 40 minutes, and the Target Round included4 pairs of 2 problems each to be solved in 6 minutes. Both rounds challenged our participants’ speediness and accuracy. On the other hand, the Team Round, which was composed of 10 questions where the answer from the previous problem carried over to the next, encouraged our participants to work collaboratively and efficiently to solve the most problems in the shortest amount of time. We ended our competition with an easter egg relay as the participants played the game 24, where they used 4 numbers and the 4 basic operations (addition, subtraction, division and multiplication) to create the number 24.
One participant remarked that “the Team Round and the easter egg relay were the most fun,” and another remarked that while “the sprint round was hard, it was also super interesting.” We are so happy to have hosted another year of smiling faces at AGMT! Of course, AGMT would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors, including Texas Instruments, Wolfram Alpha, Expii, AoPS, Kendra Scott, Gorjana, JoJo’s Creamery, Seaside Equity Partners, 3Blue1Brown and Jane Street, who provided funding and wonderful prizes for our contestants.
Look forward to our next events: the Rube Golberg workshop, held on June 3rd at Mission Valley Library and the NASA Astrocamp held on June 30th and July 1st.
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