Math Competition Energizes Stimson

Mr. Seth Goldman, right, with his high-scoring math students.
Mr. Seth Goldman, right, with his high-scoring math students.

Seth Goldman's period-two math class at Stimson Middle School recently posted the highest school average score for the American Math Competition (AMC-8).  This friendly school-wide competition earned the class a bagel breakfast courtesy of Principal Smith.

The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple-choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. The AMC 8 provides an opportunity for middle school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. Students apply classroom skills to unique problem-solving challenges in a low-stress and friendly environment.