In St. Paul, the state’s top high school hockey players will be lacing up their skates Friday, readying for the final games in their state tournament. And in Plymouth, the state’s top middle school mathletes will be shining up their calculators and getting ready to compete in the first in-person Minnesota MATHCOUNTS tournament in three years.
The 6th, 7th and 8th graders who compete this weekend will be skating across the thin ice of math, answering questions about equations, factorials, percentages, quadrilaterals and more.
The 120 middle schoolers who advanced to the state event won school and regional events that involved more than 2,000 students this year. This weekend’s events determine the top teams and individuals in the state. And it doesn’t’ end here. The top four individuals will advance to the National MATHCOUNTS Competition which will be held in Washington, D.C., May 8-9.