BCSD Hosts 31st Annual Math Bowl

March 16, 2017 – What do you get when you combine mathematics, a sporting event atmosphere and 200+ junior high and middle school students?  The answer is Math Bowl.  Recently, BCSD hosted its 31st Annual Math Bowl at Cato Middle School, which featured several competitive events and relays based on mathematic knowledge and prowess.

Competitions included Traditional and Power Relays where the teams would line up and run back and forth while solving math problems.  There were also small group competitions where students in groups of 2-4 would combine their math skills to find solutions to a myriad of equations.  Also featured were individual events where students would work alone to solve more equations that the other competitors.

Mohammed Alghazy, a member of the team from Cato said, “The competition was hard.  We knew the other teams were going to be really good.  We did our best, had fun and we get to have pizza!”  Christina Ishii, Academic Coach for the team from Frank West told us, “We have been working hard for six months for this event.”  When asked on how they prepare for the Math Bowl, she said, “We first talk about math concepts, then we work on strategy and finally we work on speed.”

All-in-all, it was a spirited day of academic competition where “Mathletes” were given the opportunity to utilize their skills and several students walked away with trophies commemorating their victories.

The overall winners for the day were:

Gold Division – Harding Elementary
Silver Division – Munsey Elementary

For a complete list of winners for every event, CLICK HERE!

For more pictures from this event, CLICK HERE!

Team from Frank West poses with their coach, Christina Ishii.

Students participate in the “Power Relay.”

Students worked in teams of various sizes during the competition.

Math Bowl team from Curran.

“Mathletes” working hard to find the correct solutions.

Team from Harding celebrating their victory!

Students participating in the “Traditional Relay”, the final event of the day.


Students receive their trophy and prizes for a job well done.





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