Columbus middle school students compete in MATHCOUNTS competition

Local Columbus schools participate in MATHCOUNTS compeition
Published: Feb. 10, 2018 at 8:55 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 11, 2018 at 12:00 PM EST
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – There were 54 middle school students from Columbus and Fort Benning schools who competed in the MATHCOUNTS® Competition Series on Saturday.

It took place at Columbus Technical College. The competition has been organized by GSPE (Georgia Society of Professional Engineers).

MATHCOUNTS is a national program designed to improve math skills among U.S. students.

Students compete individually and as teams in written and fast-paced oral matches. Subjects include algebra, probability, statistics, and geometry.

"I am a professional engineer by trade," said the Regional President, Jason Cooper. So I deal with Math. It's amazing to see these kids work. I have to read them three or four times, after that, they have already answered them."

The top three finishing schools were Blackmon Road Middle School, Richards Middle School, and Brookstone and will now go on compete at the state competition in Atlanta on March 19.

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