Elbridge Gale Wins Equations Tourney

Elbridge Gale Elementary School took home first place in the districtwide equations tournament for the 2013-14 school year.

More than 3,000 students from many private and public schools participated in this competition, challenging each other to higher thinking skills in each round.

Equations involves authentic learning experiences and problem solving at the highest levels of mathematics. All grade levels play with the same set of procedural rules.

Each division level of competition introduces increasingly more difficult mathematical concepts for the players to use. Players are challenged to use their mathematical knowledge and ability and to develop new skills in progressively more competitive ways.

A special recognition goes to Austin Lee, who had a perfect score in every round with the maximum possible of 48 points as an individual. He took home the first-place trophy in the individual competition.

Ian Dowling competed at the middle-school level and came in sixth place, allowing him to qualify for the state or national competition.

Szander Brenner finished in fourth place with 45 points, and Jack Berman finished with an honorable mention and 40 points. Bradford Beaubrun also received an honorable mention.

Team members also included Kieran Abesamis, Alessandra Grace, Patrick McCue, Ethan Nelson, Ethan Sanchez, Antonio Selva, Varak Vansh and Raghav Venkat.

“Congratulations to the entire equations team and the outstanding coach, Mr. Loudaros,” Principal Gail Pasterczyk said.