The Lyseth and East End elementary school Math Teams distinguished themselves at the Southern Maine Elementary Math League (SMEML) meet on March 16.
Lyseth and EECS both had students who received 1st place awards for the highest individual scores, and Lyseth placed 4th and EECS placed 5th for overall team scores.
“Our results were great!” said Lyseth math coach Linda Kirstein. “Fifth-grader Caden Hemond received an individual first place! Congratulations! And the competing team came in 4th! Furthermore, had their scores been counted, our alternate team would have been in 5th place! There is a lot of strength on this team.”
Kirstein noted that all the problems the students faced were challenging and “above grade level.” Although not every student won an individual award, some “showed such improved individual performances at the meet” that their performance was an achievement in itself, she said. Also, Kirstein said, the team works well together.
EECS math coach Sarah Griffin said, “Our team had another great SMEML meet. EECS had an individual first place winner, fourth-grader Asa Tussing. Additionally, with 32 fifth-grade teams competing, the EECS team came in 5th place overall at the meet. The students worked very hard during the individual rounds and had great teamwork strategies during the team round. We are all so proud of them!”