## Posts filed under ‘Math’

### Continental Mathematics League Winners – Grades 3 and 4

**The Grade Four First Place winner is Julia! Aidan and Rylee are two of the three winners tied for second place. Shown above with Mrs. Poirot.**

**Sunny also won a second place medal for Grade four.**

Shown left to right: **CML Coordinator Mrs. Poirot, second place medal winner Erik Schneider and first** **place winner Matteo.**

Congratulations to all of our medal winners and to over eighty other third and fourth graders who participated in the Continental Mathematics League this year.

### Enrichment at Allen Brook School by Montana

Here at Allen Brook School we have really challenging work in a room called Enrichment. Some of the challenging work is meeting for math. The math is like 5 x 8 or 56 ÷ 4 or 7 + 73.

We have one teacher. Her name is Mrs. Poirot. She is a good teacher and she is really nice. Other children and I get together in a group every Tuesday. We bring home challenging homework and sometimes extra homework.

My name is Montana. I am in first grade and I like Enrichment so next year I would love to be back.

### Making Work Problems by Morgan

Do you want to know what work problems are? Since you can’t all come here, I’ll tell you my problem. I used bees. *There are five bees. T**hree fly away. Ho**w man**y are left?*

They are special. Each one is made out of bugs.

To make a work problem, you need paper. You cut the paper and make it the way you want to make a picture of the problem. Then they are laminated. In Ms. Ashford’s class, we all made them. We solved each other’s’ problems.

Making the work problems was hard.

(Morgan poses in front of some ladybug problems.)

### Learning About Money in Mr. Lake’s Class by Kevin

In Mr. Lake’s class we learn about money on Monday. Sorting coins is fun. Do you want to hear about it?

Sorting coins is all about putting them in different piles. One way to sort is by pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. Another way is by color.

We also learn by making number sentences about coins. We make number sentences by putting one number at the beginning and you put a plus sign, (this is what they look like: + ) and you put another number and then put them all together and see what they equal. So, if I had a nickel and a dime, I would write, 5 + 10 = 15.

I feel happy because I like learning about money.

### Continental Math

### Alison Spasyk

*Twelve years ago, Mr. Reese was 15 years older than his son is now. If the son is now 10 years old, how old is Mr. Reese now? *

This is Continental Math. It’s all about problem solving. Students working on problems that really make you think a little harder. Continental Math groups usually meet once a week with a parent volunteer. Groups practice problems and learn problem solving strategies. It is a great way to build up your math confidence and you can prove what you have learned once a month when there is a meet. A meet is like a test consisting of six challenging problems, each getting harder. You have 30 minutes to complete the questions.

You do not have to be great at math to participate in Continental Math. It is for anyone grades 2-8 at any level. It is a great way to improve your skills and learn useful math concepts that will not only help you in the monthly tests but in everyday math class and beyond. Continental Math is also extremely fun and enriching.

This year’s Continental math session has just ended, but we are always looking for new people for next year. Continental math is also competitive. The third grade winner this year was Amanda Li and second place was Jessica Klein. First place in the fourth grade was a tie between Benjamin Herskowitz and Baker Angstman and second place was Storm Rushford. In the fifth grade, first place was Ben Klein and second place was Justin Schaaf. The winner of the sixth grade was Ananth Malladi and second place was Sam Gelin. First place in the seventh grade was Will Hubbard and second place went to Zach Varricchione. The winner of the eighth grade was Kathy Joseph and second place was Alison Spasyk.

*And for those who put on their thinking caps, the answer to the sample 8 ^{th} grade problem above is that Mr. Reese is now 37 years old. *

### Harmony Enrichment Math Students Explain Their Thinking

Meet the Mathematicians

About Math Class

‘Private Think Time’

‘Listening to Understand.’

Explaining ‘How.’

Justifying Why