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Math competition equals success for pupils



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Sporting their award-winning hats are 'The Math Hatters" Equations team, comprised of, from left, third-graders†Rose Black, Natalie Mayer, Alex Griffin, Lauren Goskie, and Brenna Kizer.
April 06, 2005 - Although it's called an Equations Com-petition, what really computed was that the Lindbergh School District's teams were winners in the recent competition at Wash-ington University, according to a district news release.

The Gifted Resource Council sponsored the competition as part of the Academic Challenge Cup. The mathematics competition "gives children an opportunity to learn in a challenging and enjoyable environment, to experience the joy of friendly competition, and to 'test' their skills in a self-selected area of interest,'' according to the GRC.

Pupils from throughout the region competed on 66 teams of third-, fourth- and fifth-graders. The top three teams won trophies in the competition and members from the Program for Exceptionally Gifted Students at Truman Elementary took home

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