The four team members who competed were eighth graders Zachary Roethlein, Graham Scribner, and Zack White and seventh grader Camilla Tahirova. Out of 25 schools participating, the team ranked in tenth place.
Competing as individuals were seventh graders Braedon Emerson and Jerson Suarez.
Special congratulations goes to the captain Zachary Roethlein who advances to the state competition!
Other mathletes that have been practicing all year but were not able to attend the competition include eighth grader Zach Stoddard, and seventh graders Vince Bastura, Curtis Desabre, Maya Gerum, Hadley Grether, Talia Jessurun, Hannah Johnson, Olivia Mawson, and Stephanie Shpak. The Pomfret School Community is very proud of all of our mathletes and all the math teachers that helped them along the way. Thank you to Ms. Elizabeth Pierce-Fortin, Math Counts coach, for grooming these students for competition and organizing the trip. Additional thank yous got to Mrs. Lori Patrylak and Ms. Amie Hale for helping chaperone the event.
The State Competition will be held:
Saturday, March 10, 2018
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06117
Good Luck at the next level Zachary Roethlein!
The MATHCOUNTS Competition Series is a national program that provides students the opportunity to compete in live, in-person contests against and alongside their peers. Created in 1983, it is the longest-running MATHCOUNTS program and is open to all sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students.
How Does It Work?
The Competition Series has 4 levels of competition—school, chapter, state and national. Each level of competition is comprised of 4 rounds—Sprint, Target, Team and Countdown Round. Altogether the rounds are designed to take about 3 hours to complete.
- Sprint Round: focuses on speed and accuracy. Students have 40 minutes to complete 30 math problems without a calculator.
- Target Round: focuses on problem-solving and mathematical reasoning. Students receive 4 pairs of problems and have 6 minutes to complete each pair, assuming the use of a calculator.
- Team Round: focuses on problem-solving and collaboration. Students have 20 minutes to complete 10 math problems, assuming the use of a calculator. Only the 4 students on a school's team can take this round officially.
- Countdown Round: focuses on speed and accuracy. Students have a maximum of 45 seconds per problem without a calculator. This round is optional at the school, chapter and state level.