Sleepy Eye Elementary School fifth and sixth grade Math Masters teams competed in the 2018 Regional Math Masters Competition.

Sleepy Eye Elementary School fifth and sixth grade Math Masters teams competed in the 2018 Regional Math Masters Competition at Southwest Minnesota State University on April 19.

Twenty fifth grade teams and 19 sixth grade teams competed at SMSU. Students compete both individually and as a team on eight sets of mathematical problem in this competition. Math Master is designed to promote excellence in critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, as well as provide recognition to students for academic effort and achievement.

The Sleepy Eye students performed at a very high level in this regional competition. The fifth grade team finished in sixth place out of 20 teams and 98 students. All five members of the team finished in the top half of students in problem solving.

Sleepy Eye entered two sixth grade teams. Team one achieved first place and team two achieved third place out of 19 teams in the competition.

In addition, several sixth grade team members finished at the top of the individual categories in which 94 students competed.

Gaige Bauer was the fact drill champion, Isaac Lendt was third, Marcus Martinez was seventh and Bryent Finstad finished in eighth place. In individual problem solving, Isaac Lendt was the champion and Zach Ernst was second, Ava Schubbe was fifth and Lydia Huiras finished in sixth place.