NPS Hosts Their 1st TriMATHlon More than 600 Students Participate in 4-Day Math Adventure

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[NEWARK, NJ – June 1, 2018] Newark Public Schools hosted their first TriMATHlon, a four day program of math exploration for students, hosted by the Math Department. The TriMATHlon engaged more than 600 students in three areas; “Making a Math Game,” “Creating a Prediction Station” and creating a “Game of 24 Championship.”

“The Math Department of NPS has created a day of learning and excitement, centered on inspiring students to develop a love of math,” said Interim Superintendent Robert Gregory. “I commend them for developing a creative way to raise the level of engagement for students in math by developing games and using problem solving methods to address their respective projects.”

Each school participated in the three projects:

Event 1: Make a Math Game
Students created an interactive math game that incorporated the major work of the respective grade. Games included but were not limited to carnival type games, board games, escape rooms, developing apps and more.

Event 1 Winners:

  • 1st Place: BRICK Peshine Academy
  • 2nd Place: Elliott Street School
  • 3rd Place: Ann Street School

Event 2: Prediction Station
Students completed an investigation and created a mathematical model based on a given phenomena.

Event 2 Winners:

  • 1st Place: North 10th Street School
  • 2nd Place: Speedway Academies
  • 3rd Place: Dr. William H. Horton School

Event 3: Game of 24 Championship
Students competed in an arithmetical card game in which the objective was to find a way to manipulate four integers so that the end result is 24.

Event 3 Winners:

  • 1st Place: Elliott Street School
  • 2nd Place: Wilson Avenue School
  • 3rd Place: Branch Brook School

Nicholas Romagnolo, Director of The Math Department said, “I had a great time developing and executing the TriMATHlon, along with my team and volunteers. We want to open the door for students to understand math and its use to solve problems and to use in their daily lives. I look forward to using what we learned from our first TriMATHlon to engage students further in their journey into Math.”