Fifth grader Kalli Christensen from Sleepy Eye Public Elementary School, placed first out of 64 students in the Fact Drill/Order of Operations Round at the Regional Math Masters Challenge in Worthington May 4.
The students took a 75 question timed test for this round and Christensen answered 64 questions correctly.
Other team members on the Sleepy Eye team included Martina Nienhaus, Matthew Sellner, Cali Rossbach and Alexa Steffl. They were coached by Julia Coulson.
Students competed individually and as one of 13 teams on eight sets of mathematical problems in this competition. The team finished in fifth place overall.
Math Masters of Minnesota began in 1989 and now has over 5,000 fifth and sixth graders registered to compete across the state. It is designed to promote excellence in critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities as well as provide recognition to students for academic effort and achievement. Math Masters is supported by The Hormel Foundation as well as many other individuals and businesses.