JHS Math League takes first placeThe Jefferson High School (JHS) Math League had its first meet on Monday, November 5. Alexandria finished in first place out of 10 schools.
The Jefferson High School (JHS) Math League had its first meet on Monday, November 5.
Alexandria finished in first place out of 10 schools. The teams placed and scored as follows: Alexandria (78), Bemidji (76), Thief River Falls (59), Pelican Rapids (44), Breckenridge (41), Fergus Falls (37), Detroit Lakes (28), Moorhead (27), Nevis (23) and Greenbush-Middle River (19).
Alexandria’s top individual scorers for this meet were Carl and Eric Branch with 12 points each. They were followed closely by Will Reed, Taylor Score, Brandon Thoennes and Ben Tollefson who each scored 8 points.
With the exception of the graduating seniors, the team has returned almost all of its members from last year and has added many new members.
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.
The next meet is Monday, November 26 in Fergus Falls.