Math Problems Pose No Problem for Wayland Competitors
Twenty-four Wayland Academy freshmen and sophomores participated in the third annual University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Mathematical Problem Solving Contest on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Son Nguyen `21 earned a silver medal and Casimir Zahn `21 won a Top Ten Award.
Each student competed in a 45-minute Individual Problem-solving contest.The competition also featured a Team Problem-solving contest. The problems are written to test mathematical problem-solving skills and are aligned with the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice. After the problem-solving contests in the morning, students participated in wide variety of programs and activities on campus, including a math game show, and demonstrations and hands-on activities in Mathematics, and a variety of STEM fields.
The UW Oshkosh Mathematical Problem Solving Contest is designed for motivated students in grades 7-10 who show an affinity for mathematics and mathematical sciences. The event helps spark interest in young people to pursue further study and careers in mathematics and other STEM fields, as well as showcasing what UW Oshkosh has to offer.