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Math tourney to start pentathlon

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Madera County’s middle school students will be putting their minds to the test Friday at the Madera Center in this year’s 2014 math tournament. Students will take three tests: individual endurance, circuit training and relay race.

During the circuit training test, teams will be given 20 questions and 2 1/2 minutes per question moving through a circuit. For the relay race, each student will run to a designated test area and answer one question then run back and tag the next team member. The individual endurance is a solo test comprised of 30 questions.

Teams also participated in a take-home problem last week. Seventh grade teams were given the task of rolling the dice to determine probability. Eighth grade teams decoded and graphed patterns.

More than 150 students from 30 teams from throughout Madera County will participate. Each school is allowed one seventh grade and one eighth grade team. This is the most schools the Pentathlon has ever seen...


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