Student use math knowledge to compete in La Crosse

Competition can bring out the best in us.

While students in our area are often challenged in sporting events, kids in La Crosse gave their brains a work out Wednesday.

Nine area middle schools sent students to face-off in the Math Counts competition at UW-La Crosse.

The competition is made up of four rounds of problem solving and math skills.

Students competed individually and as teams in written and oral matches.

A ‘Mathlete’ from Wednesday’s competition says she can count on fun while competing.

“I like being with my friends, because all my friends are in the same group as I am and I like doing math and school work, so it’s fun to do like complicated harder stuff,” said Jose Eastman, 8th grade ‘Mathlete’.

Winners from today’s contest will advance to the Wisconsin State competition in Sheboygan in March.

The national championships will be Washington D.C. in May.

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