BOSCO TECH Host Math Competiton for Middle School Students

Karen Krynen
January 22, 2014 • 315 views

Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) will host a mathematics competition for seventh and eighth grade students from both public and private schools on Saturday, February 1. The 42nd annual event will offer prizes for highest individual and school team scores.
During the competition, a workshop will be provided for middle school teachers, examining problems used on the test, to facilitate classroom discussion of the concepts. The workshop will be led by instructional expert and textbook author Michael Hattar, a longtime Bosco Tech math teacher and professor at Rio Hondo Community College and Mount San Antonio College.
“The competition is a fun opportunity for middle-school students to test their computational and critical thinking skills,” said James Shafiyoon, Bosco Tech math teacher and competition coordinator. “As a STEM-based high school, Bosco Tech offers advanced instruction in mathematics, science and engineering. The competition will promote and encourage the development of math skills among younger students.”
Check in begins at 7:30 a.m. and the one-hour test starts at 9 a.m. Free fun activities will be offered, and food will be available for purchase. An award ceremony will be held immediately following the competition. The cost is $3 per student. Participants can pre-register by emailing Mr. Shafiyoon at jshafiyoon@boscotech.edu before January 24. Sample tests with solutions are available on the school’s website, www.boscotech.edu/mathcontest.
Bosco Tech is an all-male Catholic high school, sponsored by the Salesians of Don Bosco, that combines a rigorous college-preparatory and technology-focused education. The innovative science, engineering, technology and math (STEM) curriculum allows students to exceed university admission requirements while completing extensive integrated coursework in one of several applied science and engineering fields.

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