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FMS 6th Gr Students Compete in Math Bee

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On Tuesday, May 7th FMS had 15 students participate in the Great Prairie AEA 6th Grade Math Bee at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center.  In the math bee this year there were 14 school districts participating with a total of 35 teams including approximately 155 students.  Students took written tests in five different areas including number systems, ratios & proportions, equations & expressions, geometry, and statistics & probability.  They were given 14 minutes to complete each test.  The last round of the competition was a group round.  Students had to work together to complete a 12 question test in 20 minutes.  They had to agree on answers and submit one test sheet to be scored.  Awards were given to the top 10 individuals and the top 6 teams.  Individual scores were calculated by adding all five rounds together to get a total.  Group scores were calculated by adding the top three individual totals from the team, then adding the team score (number correct multiplied by 3).


The following students participated.

  • Brody Phillips
  • Chase Johnston
  • Dayton Mauck
  • Donavan Titus
  • Dylan Adam
  • Emma Wendland
  • Ethan Cass
  • Gabe Tejada
  • Grace Lu
  • Haleigh Strickland
  • Ian Aplara
  • Lucas Konczal
  • Rocky Galusha
  • Rylan Anderson
  • Wyatt Lovelady


We have several celebrations!  We had two students - Rocky Galusha and Luke Konczal - who had perfect scores in a round.  We also had one student who placed in the top 10  out of 155 - Luke Konczal.  He was one point away from the top 3 trophies.  Out of 35 teams, one of our teams placed 2nd!  The students on this team were Wyatt Lovelady, Brody Phillips, Grace Lu, and Luke Konczal. 


Following the competition Creative Edge provided the FMS students with lunch and took them on a tour of their facility.  Students saw how water jets were used to cut the materials there.  They also learned the differences between marble and granite and saw samples of each.  They saw several projects being worked on that will be sent to different cities when finished. Students then went to Sky Factory for another tour.  They toured the farm where they learned about the math involved in things like determining how much space is needed to grow specific amounts of food and calculating soil composition for the best possible product.  They enjoyed watching the tadpoles and bullfrogs in the small pond. At both businesses students saw the different products built here in Fairfield and sold all over the world.  Both local businesses talked with the students about how they use math and science in the jobs available at their factory.  Special thanks to Nate and Jim at Creative Edge and Faith and Troy at Sky Factory.  It was a great experience for our FMS students!