8th grade – 1st place; 7th grade – 1st place; 6th grade – 2nd place
Our students who were Top Regional Performers were:
8th grade: 1st place – Ryan Drahozal; 2nd place – Tim Hagen, 5th place (tie) – Anna Holk, Colin Kongratsasy, Carson Pollman
7th grade: 1st place (tie) Jin Hammond, Hanna Taha; 3rd place – Lily Awes
6th grade: 3rd place – Samuel Tsu
“This year’s results are the best I can remember in 30 years of competing!” said Steve Apt, CMSW Math Teacher.
The Minnesota Math League has Math Contests for Grades 4 through 8, Algebra 1 students, and High School Students. Over one million students from the United States and Canada participate in Math League Contests each year. Every contest has questions from different areas of mathematics. The goal is to encourage student interest and confidence in mathematics through solving worthwhile problems. Many students first develop an interest in mathematics through problem-solving activities such as these contests. Schools compete in statewide or multistate league competitions.
We compete with other schools in MN that enter this optional competition. The 30-minute timed contest consists of 35 challenging and varied math questions appropriate for the grade level. A score of 20 is outstanding. Students with scores 30 or above are invited to a special math camp during the summer. Chaska Middle School West has participated in the 8th grade contest since the 1989-1990 school year making this year our 30th year to accept the challenge. We have won the region or placed in the top 3 the majority of those years.
We are very proud of our students, teachers and paraprofessionals in the CMSW Math Department who work hard to help our students excel.