Some people seem to avoid math like the plague. But students at
Christ the King Middle School find it exciting. Sixth, seventh and
eighth graders faced off in a battle of wits today in the Mathcounts
county level competition.
More than 60 students from Burleigh and Morton counties competed for one of 31 spots to go to the state competition.
Eighth graders, Jane and Jared may have differing views on who should go to state, but agree that the competition is intense.
some very smart seventh graders, and you just try to be a leader.
Always ask for extra homework and extra assignments. Do the extra
problems in the book. Do everything you can to get better at math," says
Both Jared and Jane have entered the
competition as individuals. You can be on a team, but Jared says that's
too many cooks in the kitchen.
"I was actually telling the girl
sitting next to me, I was like, I kinda wish I was in a team right now.
Then after, I was like getting through it. I'm like, well I'm doing
pretty good, so maybe this'll be good I'm individual," says Jane Gowen.
competition tests math knowledge both with and without a calculator.
Students start at their schools, then move on to county, state and
finally the national competition. Since there hasn't been a North Dakota
national winner yet, coaches say the pressure is on.
as a coach it can be intimidating because you are getting the best of
the best. And super, super smart and talented math kids. It's been great
though to challenge these kids on an academic level," says coach Angie
For those, like me, who aren't big fans of math,
Mathcounts officials say it never hurts to try, math is a very versatile
"What math does for you, it teaches you how to analyze problems. Whether it's numbers or everyday life," says the competition's assistant coordinator Brad Kurle.
The coaches say no matter the outcome, students should be proud of themselves for getting this far.
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The Class B Boys season wrapped up the state tournament tonight in Grand Forks. Fargo Oak Groves defeated Rugby 68 to 58 in overtime fashion. North Star defeated the Lions from Linton-HMB 60 to 49 in the
The Class B Boys season wrapped up the state tournament tonight in Grand Forks.
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The Century Patriots took home 1st place overall in the Swim and Dive State event finishing with 349 points. Followed by Minot with 323 points. North Fargo took home 3rd place overall at 297 points. West
The Century Patriots took home 1st place overall in the Swim and Dive State event finishing with 349 points.
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The West Region Class A boys and girls basketball season concluded play today, and the state qualifiers are set. On the girls side Bismarck High won the tournament with a 64 to 61 win over Century. Both
The West Region Class A boys and girls basketball season concluded play today, and the state qualifiers are set.
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NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota! If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them.
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