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University School Math Students Achieve High Scores in County Competition

University School of NSU student Minsuk Kang recently earned first place at the Broward County Council of Teachers and Mathematics (BCCTM) competition, outscoring 109 sixth grade students.

Rhys Murray placed second out of the 80 seventh grade participants for Algebra 1, and Jan Lin earned an honorable mention for scoring in the Top 10 for Algebra 1.

Twenty‐four University School Middle School students earned a spot at the competition based on the results of a qualifying exam. In addition to the individual events, six teams of four competed in various levels of pre‐algebra, algebra and geometry.

University School’s seventh grade algebra team captured second place, and the sixth grade pre‐algebra team placed third. Twenty‐five schools throughout Broward County competed in the competition that ends at the county level.

The qualifying exam duplicates the actual testing during the competition. Aside from realistic competition simulations, University School math teacher Lisa Samuels said there really is no way to study in advance for the exam because of the wide range of topics.

Once the teams are established, members meet weekly to practice team competition solutions based on prior years question pools. In addition, the members must practice individually using past exams.

The Middle School students who compete not only develop sharp mental skills, but they also learn to work collaboratively, build upon each other’s strengths and work under tight time deadlines.