Ferndale School District Hosts 28th Annual Math Olympiad

Ferndale School District Math Olympiad Ribbons

Math competition brought together a community of Ferndale elementary and middle school students as the 28th Annual Ferndale School District Math Olympiad event took place on February 13 at Cascadia Elementary School.

Students in grades 4 through 8 competed individually, as well as in teams consisting of three or four students, in the areas of mental math, probability, algebra, geometry and potpourri.

“These types of competitions expose students to a world of math that isn’t typically taught at their grade level, including the team aspect,” said Central Elementary teacher and Math Olympiad coordinator Sarah Steele. “Students learn that problem solving happens in groups and they are better together.”

The event began at 4 pm and concluded with an awards ceremony at 7:30 pm as ribbons were distributed by staff and school board members. The event would not be possible without many volunteers who work to proctor testing and correct tests.

Click here to view a gallery of photos from the event. Photos are labeled captions, including names and placements in the competition.

We congratulate all of the students who participated in this year’s Math Olympiad, and we thank the many staff, parent and community volunteers who made this event happen!

Learn more about Math Olympiad in the Ferndale School District in our 2019 blog story highlighting the preparation and volunteer work.