Two teams of 5th and 6th grade students from Yellow Medicine East Schools, participated in the regional Math Masters Challenge at SMSU on April 19, 2018. The team/advisor coach is Elaine Halverson, YME TAG Coordinator. The students competed individually and as teams on eight sets of mathematical problems in this competition.
Math Masters began as a fifth grade math competition program in 1989 with teams from 44 schools taking part. In 1995 the competition was expanded to include sixth graders and this year there are approximately 5,500 fifth and sixth graders registered to compete. Math Masters is designed to promote excellence in critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities as well as provide recognition to students for academic effort and achievement.
Teams and individual students from private as well as public schools may compete in Math Masters. Math Masters is a 501(c)(3) organization. Math Masters is supported by The Hormel Foundation as well as many other individuals and businesses. If you would like to become a sponsor or to make a tax deductible donation please contact Executive Director Janel Horner at (507) 884-9932. Donations should be mailed and made payable to: Math Masters, 301 3rd St. NW, Austin, MN 55912.