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Got math?

Post by Debby Abe on May 1, 2009 at 8:52 pm with No Comments »
May 1, 2009 8:52 pm

If cleaning isn’t your thing, consider enjoying an action-packed day of math.

Middle school students from throughout the South Sound will compete in the annual Washington State Middle School Math Olympiad on Saturday, May 2.

Truman Middle School, 5801 N. 35th St., will host the competition, the same as it has since 2003. The Washington State Math Council (WSMC) sponsors the competition for math lovers in fifth through eighth grades.

Teams compete in six test components. There’s a long-session problem and five short-session problems in number sense, probability and statistics, measurement, geometric sense and algebraic sense, according to a Tacoma School District news release.

More than 75 teams are expected at Truman, making it the largest math olympiad competition in the state this year.

For more information, check out www.wsmc.net/olympiad.

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