Students, teams in math bee
Fairfield Middle School students were participants in the Great Prairie Area Education Agency Sixth-Grade Math Bee April 12 at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center.
The event involved 47 teams from 21 school districts within the Great Prairie AEA region. A total of 218 students, including their team alternates, participated on the building-level teams.
The test covers six different areas: Number Sense & Estimation; Patterns & Functions; Geometry & Measurement; Probability & Statistics; Ratio, Proportion & Percent; and a Team Problem-Solving Round.
Individual winners included FMS sixth-grader Laurel Hilger in the top 10.
Each AEA in Iowa sends the top 10 percent of its competing teams to state competition. The State Sixth-Grade Math Bee is scheduled May 3 in Fort Dodge.
The five teams from Great Prairie AEA eligible to participate in the 2013 State Sixth-Grade Math Bee include: Central Lee Middle (first-place team); Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont School District (second-place team); Ottumwa Evans Middle School; Burlington Aldo Leopold Middle School; and Sigourney Elementary School.