Campus School Fourth and Fifth Graders Shine in Online Contest at Sumdog.com
Students from the fourth and fifth grades at The Campus School of Carlow University spent last week answering math questions correctly in Sumdog.com's nationwide math competition, and their correct answers placed the school third out of more than 500 schools from around the country.
More than 33,700 students from 503 schools nationwide played in the contest, which ran from May 24 until May 30, and not only did the Campus School place third in the competition, but the school had four students in the top 50 individuals, including fourth grader Anderson Cynkar, who placed eighth overall.
"The other students in the top 50 were fifth grader Johnny Stern, who finished 21st, fifth grader Sari Abu-Hamad, who placed 25th, and fourth grader Ishika Arora, who came in 34th," said DeAnna Kwiecinski, the math teacher at the Campus School. "We had 44 students from the Campus School in the competition."
Sumdog.com, an online math site that allows students to practice math concepts in fun ways, states that at least 15 students from the school must play in order for the school to get an average score in the competition. During the nationwide challenge, Sumdog.com reports that 8,474,289 questions were given and 7,181,915 correct answers were received.
Earlier in May, the Campus School of Carlow University competed in a regional contest pitting Campus School students against nine Pittsburgh area schools. In this regional competition, the Campus School finished first, and had eight students in the top ten and 15 in the top 20. Participating schools did not have to win a regional competition to take part in the national competition.