Fifth and sixth grade teams finished in third place.

Sleepy Eye Elementary School fifth and sixth grade Math Masters teams competed in the 2019 Regional Math Masters Competition at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall on April 25. Both teams placed third in their grade division.

Students compete both individually and as a team on eight sets of mathematical problem in this competition. Math Masters is designed to promote excellence in critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, as well as provide recognition to students for academic effort and achievement.

Sleepy Eye’s fifth grade team, coached by Mr. Tim Hoffmann, finished in third place out of 19 teams. Kayden Klein finished in second place in the Fact Drill and in Individual Problem Solving. The other fifth grade team members were Emma Ernst, Mateo Hornsby, Rylee Jennisen, Sam Price, and alternate-Jaylynn Schauman.

The sixth grade team, coached by Ms. Kathryn Serra, finished in third place out of 21 teams. Team members placed high in the Fact Drill: Ella Dockter, seventh place; Damian Sanchez, eighth place; and Cody Schultz, ninth place.  In Individual Problem Solving, Schultz placed second and Sanchez placed sixth. Also on the sixth grade team were Paige Haala and Nora Coulson.