Math League takes second at meetThe Jefferson High School (JHS) Math League competed at its fourth meet of the season on Monday, January 14.
The Jefferson High School (JHS) Math League competed at its fourth meet of the season on Monday, January 14.
The Alexandria team finished in second place behind Bemidji. Team scores were Bemidji (62), Alexandria (39), Thief River Falls (37), Fergus Falls (29), Breckenridge (25), Pelican Rapids (20), Nevis (18), Detroit Lakes (16) and Greenbush-Middle River (7).
Alexandria’s top individual scorer for this meet was Cody Weisel with six points. He was followed by Halley Score, Brandon Thoennes and Marissa Wheeler, who each scored five points.
Teams are awarded season points based on where they place at each meet. Alexandria and Bemidji are currently tied with 44 season points. The team with the highest season point total earns a trip to the state tournament in March.
Team scores are calculated by combining the scores of eight preselected individuals on individual exams and points earned during a team exam. During the individual rounds, students have 12 minutes to complete four math problems.
The problems cover different topics in algebra, geometry, advanced algebra, trigonometry and pre-calculus.
Alexandria’s next and final meet is February 11 in Fergus Falls.