Ohio County’s “Mathletes” participated in the Ohio County Math Field Day Tuesday at Wheeling Park High School.
Approximately 200 students in grades four through nine competed within their own grade level, while students in grades 10 through 12 competed within a single field.
Ohio County Math Field Day Director and Wheeling Park High School teacher Sue Hvizdos said Math Field Day competitions were held throughout the state, and students who advance at the county level move on to the regional competition. The top four students from each grade in grades four through nine are eligible to attend their regional Math Field Day competition. In grades 10 through 12, the top 10 students proceed to their region’s Math Field Day.
Hvizdos said students spend long hours preparing for Math Field Day and it is an opportunity for them to compete and strengthen their math skills.
“Students who take part in this event truly love mathematics,” Hvizdos said. “Math Field Day celebrates that love, and it is a very exciting event for our students, teachers and coaches who take part in it. I’m confident in the abilities of our students who will move on to the state and regional levels. The always make us so proud.”
Winners in Tuesday’s Math Field Day advance to take part in the RESA 6 Math Field Day, which will take place March 7 at Wheeling Park High School.