Area schools compete in UW Oshkosh Mathematical Problem-Solving Contest - UW Oshkosh Today
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More than 1,200 middle and high school students and their teachers from 50 area schools across the state descended on the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus to participate in the third-annual Mathematical Problem-Solving Contest.

Organized by the UWO math department, the event is designed to motivate students showing an affinity for mathematics in grades 7-10 to explore future study and careers in mathematics and other STEM fields.

Math professor Eric Kuennen said the goal of the contest is to focus less on testing specific content and procedural knowledge.

“Math isn’t about memorizing the right formula to apply, instead math is about making sense of patterns and relationships. Students have an opportunity to showcase their ability to tackle and make sense of novel problems within a variety of concept domains, including number theory, geometry, probability and logic.” he explained.

Students had the opportunity to compete in a 45-minute individual problem-solving contest as well as on a team. Trophies and medals were awarded to individuals, teams, and schools with the top scores in each division. Five students earned perfect scores on the individual contest. In addition to the contest awards, students with the top three scores in the contest were awarded a $2,00 scholarship if they enroll as full-time students at UW Oshkosh.

INDIVIDUAL AWARD WINNERS

7th Grade8th Grade9th Grade10th Grade
GoldJames Dadabo
D.C. Everest
Jake Rottier
West De Pere
Zachary Munson
Appleton
Zachary Joseph
Rose Williams

Appleton

Lucas Allen
D.C. Everest Senior High
SilverRiley Matz
Kimberly

Josie Crandall
West De Pere
Lillian Williams
Appleton
Kyoungmin Lee
Appleton
Aidan Boleyn-Fizgerald,
Son Nguyen

Beaver Dam
BronzeNick Bostedt
West De Pere
Allison Weiher
Kimberly
Wilson Lyke
Menasha

Raymond Spors
West Bend
Isabelle Waller
D.C. Everest

Nick Logan
Kimberly

TEAM AWARD WINNERS

Middle SchoolHigh School
GoldWest De PereAppleton North
SilverMilwaukee School of Languages
Badger (West Bend)
D.C. Everest
BronzeSauk PrairieSauk Prairie High School

SCHOOL AWARD WINNERS

Middle SchoolHigh School
1stJ.R. Gerritts, KimberlyAppleton North High School
2ndMagellan Magnet, AppletonWest Bend High School
3rdWest De Pere Middle SchoolPlymouth High School