Drexel third out of 14 area schools at FSCC Math Contest
Fort Scott, Kansas – Fort Scott Community College hosted a math contest for high school students on October 16th. Fourteen high schools attended, including Appleton City, Drexel R-IV, Ballard R-II (Butler), Christian Learning Center, Osawatomie, Uniontown, Covenant Academy, Fort Scott Christian Heights, Pleasanton, Louisburg, Jayhawk-Linn, Fort Scott, Basehor-Linwood, and Prairie View. 325 students were in attendance.
Kathy Malone, math faculty at FSCC, said of the entries, “This is the most entries we have had since we started in 2009. More than 50 students competed on some of the tests.”
Students competed in up to four out of ten contests available. Contests include Equations and Inequalities; Mental Math (9th Grade) or Euclidean Geometry (10th, 11th, or 12th Grade); Algebra; Analytical Geometry; Simplifications; Computational Math (9th, 10th, or 11th Grade) or Trigonometry (12th Grade); Set Theory; Word Problems; Number Theory; and a ‘Potpourri’ test.
Students had the chance to win individual medals for first, second and third place in each event for each grade level. Math tags were given to every participant. Brandon Malone Plumbing has donated first, second and third place plaques for the top three schools.
Drexel High School’s students scored a combined total of 91points to earn 3rd place. Drexel’s results included 17 medals for first, second or third place and eleven more top five showings.