Dayton School students participate in Math-O-Lympics competition

Dayton Public Schools’ held their annual Math-O-Lympics competition Saturday at Belmont High School.

Over 30 volunteers participated at the event that included students from grades fourth through eighth, according to academic and event coordinators Kurt Schulze and Stephanie Oakes. The students that volunteered were chosen by their teachers.

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Students participated in three competitions:

Battle of the Brains: Students from grades four through six competed against each other for speed and accuracy.

Critical Thinking Collaboration: Students from all grades teamed up to work together on math word problems.

Design Challenge: Students from seventh and eighth grade were given specific criteria for designing a floor plan at home, then given a twist at the event and had to recalculate and adjust their design.

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Fourth through sixth grade received trophies for first through sixth place, and 7th and 8th grade received trophies for first through third place.

"I think the biggest thing is that there was a lot of hard work put in by the students, teachers, and the parents as well," said Schulze. "There was a lot of support that went into this."

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