Local students place at Regional Math Field Day
Twenty-eight Morgan County students, grades four-12, attended the Regional Math Field Day event at Shepherd University on Monday, March 12 to compete against students from seven other counties in West Virginia.
These students were the top place winners at the county math field day event.
The competition was intense with students completing math tasks in the areas of problem solving, mental estimation, physical estimation, and computation.
Three Morgan County students Ben Michael, Pleasant View Elementary, Ethan Hatcher, Warm Springs Intermediate and Jacob Montague, Berkeley Springs High School placed and are now eligible to compete at the state level. Angelo Cocchiaro, Warm Springs Middle, also received recognition as an alternate to attend the state event.
These students will now compete against students from all over West Virginia at the West Virginia State Math Field Day event on April 12, at Concord University in Athens.
Morgan County School’s math coach, Derrick Fox, was pleased with the performance of the students.
He encourages students and parents to continue working toward math excellence by talking about math every day. “Discuss the recipes you are making and how to double or halve them, how many miles per gallon did you get the last time you filled up your car, how long will it take to get to the beach if it is still 200 miles away, and which is the better buy at the supermarket,” said Fox .