by Samantha Lueder
My kids are at Parkside Elementary in Grant Park and its math team has just beaten all the other APS elementary schools to bring home the Math League Champion Trophy!
On Feb. 14, a total of 17 children from the 3rd, 4th and 5th grades at Parkside steered the school to victory at the Atlanta Public Schools Math League in the competition held at Bolton Academy on Feb. 13.
The team beat out four other APS competing schools to place in all the math categories and to take home the prestigious Math League Champion Trophy.
The Parkside Math League Team was organized by Cliff Corbett, EIP Math teacher at Parkside. The team comprised of 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students.
Coaches for the teams were Natalie Washington (4th grade), Timothy Farmer (3rd grade) and Cliff Corbett (5th grade).
The competition included a two-part segment which was a paper/pencil exam and a round of Jeopardy style questions. Scores were tabulated from both segments to determine the overall winner.
Parkside placed in all categories which allowed them to bring home the championship Trophy.
"It was great seeing students across the district excited about completing math problems," Washington said.
"I was thrilled to see the students eager and competitive about solving math problems, especially the boys," Corbett added.
Parkside placed in the following categories:
- 3rd Grade Team Competition — 2nd Place
- 3rd Grade Written Exam — Winner
- 4th Grade Team Competition — 2nd Place
- 4th Grade Written Exam — Winner
- 5th Grade Team Competition — 3rd Place
- 5th Grade Written Exam — Winner
Math League Champions!
The Parkside Math League Team: