FSMS Math Team takes honors in regional contest

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

On Saturday, the Fort Scott Middle School Math Team, coached by Josh Gier, attended the regional MATHCOUNTS competition in Pittsburg. After taking two individual tests, a team test, and passing another round of competition, FSMS team member Mark Garner, an eighth grader, walked away with the trophy for first place in the individual category. Winning first place earned Garner a

place at the state MATHCOUNTS competition on March 6 in Salina, where he will compete for a spot on the four-person team that will represent Kansas at the national MATHCOUNTS competition in Orlando, Fla. MATHCOUNTS is a national competition organization that challenges students with difficult problems to enrich the knowledge they receive through learning in mathematics classrooms.