Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
Fervor and excitement were in the air at Lee Road Elementary School as students throughout the school prepared for the first annual Math Madness competition. Under the direction of math teacher Kelly DiPretoro, students rivaled for a winning spot in the finalist round of the competition by providing the answers to addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems with speed and accuracy. The winners were crowned and photographed for the Math Wall of Fame.
Ms. DiPretoro explained that the competition took place in recognition of National Pi Day and to aid in the students’ learning of math facts. “The more you practice your math facts, the easier it will be for you to solve more advanced math problems in middle school and high school,” she told the students.
Winners and finalists include:
Kindergarten: Andrew Greco, Meghan Lazzarini, Marissa Paredes
First Grade: Joseph Hegner, Nicholas Lucchese, Elizabeth Parascondola
Second Grade: Louis Lazzarini, PJ Michielini, Cassidy Steiner
Third Grade: Timothy Cassella, Ryan Jimenez, Adrian Nowak
Fourth Grade: Joseph Calabro, Brendan Carr, Brian Connelly, Robert Graziano, Elizabet Hernandez, Daniel Larkin (winner), Megan Loughnane, Shannon O’Leary, Jack Sheehan, Alejandro Suarez, Dominic Visconti, Brayden Wiggins
Fifth Grade: Keith Boerner, Kiara Creaven, Lindsay Davis, Ariana Ewald, Kyle Gaetner, Christine Grandon, Karina Lopes, Amanda Maynard, Ava Michielini, Michael Mooney, Evan Peters (winner), Schley Roumer