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Solana Highlands students shine at SD Math Field Day

On Wednesday, May 23, fourth grade students from Solana Highlands Elementary competed against 40 other elementary schools in the Greater San Diego Math Council’s Elementary Math Field Day.  All five of the students that competed in the event placed!

Jangwoo Lee scored 1st place in Crafty Calculators, an event where students use their knowledge of mathematical operations to solve complicated problems.

Jerry Huang came in 1st place for Math Wizardry, an event that poses challenging problems that students need to solve using pencil and paper only.

Chris Schultz came in 2nd place for Digit Deal, an event that uses skill and quick mathematical skill to achieve a target sum.

James Freedman came in 3rd place for mental math, an event that tests students’ skill in solving problems quickly in their heads.

Finally, Sonia Yan came in 4th place in Sudoku. Fourth Grade Teacher Ellen Leventhal  served as coach for this amazing team for the second year in a row. In her two years of coaching the Solana Highlands’ 4th grade math team, nine out of 10 students have placed in the competition.  Way to go Solana Highlands math team!

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