Photo by ccarlstead.
Congratulations, math team! All your hard work paid off, and I hope you enjoyed yourselves thoroughly. Of course, as C. S. Lewis wrote:
…if you do one good deed, your reward usually is to be set to do another and harder and better one.
Now it’s time to practice for the state level in March. You can find practice problems online at:
Preparation Drills for MATHCOUNTS
The “Go Figure!” math challenge
[ACK! MathCounts has re-written their website. The old link is no longer any good, but I haven’t yet found the new location for this game.]
And give the new interactive Countdown Round game a try:
To the Rest of My Readers
Our homeschool boys blew away the competition at last weekend’s MathCounts chapter competition. They took the top 3 (and tied for 4th) individual places and dominated the Countdown Round. I am proud of them all.
And I am especially proud of my own son, who placed 3rd individually and managed to win the Countdown. Math isn’t his favorite subject, by any means — his parents had to force him to participate. But he admitted, “It was more fun than I thought it would be.”
[No, that is not our team in the photo, although one of those boys does look a bit like one of ours.]