Two Barranca students placed first and second in a nationwide math test called “Kangaroo math.”
Danielle Ensberg placed first in the state and Leah Wolfsberg placed second. Both girls happen to be in the same class at Barranca Mesa being taught by Mrs. Ladino.
The mission of Kangaroo math is to encourage students to:
- Master their mathematical knowledge;
- Give them confidence in their ability for comprehending mathematics;
- Help them understand how mathematics applies in nature’s laws and human activities;
- Develop their ability to derive pleasure and satisfaction through intellectual life; and
- Show that mathematical education is significant in every part of the world.