Editor's note: Contributed by The Meadowbrook School.
Last Saturday, The Meadowbrook School of Weston hosted the Metrowest Regional MATHCOUNTS competition. “Mathletes” in grades six, seven and eight from 23 area public and private schools, including Meadowbrook and Weston Middle School, competed in the tournament. Meadowbrook’s math team finished in second place, qualifying them to advance to the state-wide competition.
MATHCOUNTS is a national middle school coaching and competitive mathematics program that promotes mathematics achievement through a series of fun and engaging “bee” style contests. Each competition consists of three rounds: sprint, target and team. The final round, known as the “countdown” round, is a head-to-head competition between two participants. No calculators are allowed in this round and competitors must answer in less than 45 seconds. With this high level of heated competition, the countdown round has all the drama and excitement of any sports event.
Meadowbrook will now begin preparation for the state-wide competition, which will be held at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston on March 3.