Students show off their math skills at Washington competition - WNCT

Students show off their math skills at Washington competition

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WASHINGTON, N.C. -

They're trading in their videos games for a pencil and paper, at least for a day.

On Saturday more than 150 students from across eastern North Carolina woke up early to compete in a Beaufort County math competition.

Organizer Toby McMahon said it's a great opportunity for kids to express their excitement about math.

"This is their chance to get in the spotlight. You're up against kids that enjoy math. Not a lot of students in general would come out on Saturday to do a test, so I think it's great," said McMahon.

Fourth through 12th graders faced off in individual and team competitions.

For the high school kids they are practicing for the upcoming state competition. The younger students put their math skills to the test for medals.

One of last year's state geometry winner's Takumi Shinohara enjoys seeing the younger kids get so excited about math.

"I like it because it's fun teaching them and it's fun them challenging me too. I hope math gets bigger, said Shinohara.

 

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