Tchefuncte Middle School students hone math skills through competition _lowres

Photo provided by Tchefuncte Middle School -- These math students from Tchefuncte Middle School in Mandeville participated in Continental Mathematics League competition. In the front row, from left, are fourth-graders Zoe Boudreaux, first; Matthew Truehart, second; Grayson Kervin, third; and Amelia Barilleaux and Timothy Schock, tied for fourth. In the second row are fifth-graders Sebastian Escobsar-Mesa, first; Tristin Vigor, second; Isabella Mejia, third; Abigail Rase, fourth; and Alden Sonnier and Sydney Bray, tied for fifth. In the back row are sixth-graders Telemachus Kilpatrick, Raedan Stephens, Hunter Kergosien, Georgia Jones and Kurt Wanner, who all tied for first place, missing only one question all year.

Math students from Tchefuncte Middle School in Mandeville participated in monthly competitions with students from across the United States through the Continental Mathematics League. In each challenge, the students had 30 minutes to solve six complex, higher-level problems.

Telemachus Kilpatrick, a two-year winner, said, “CML has been a really awesome experience. It has taught me much about math, problem-solving strategies and practices, and was a great and competitive way for me to grow in critical-thinking skills. It taught us ways of math and real life, and I feel like a smarter mathematician.”