LAMS Students Participate In National MathCounts

The New Mexico team including members from Los Alamos Middle School competed May 11-13 at the National MathCounts in Orlando, Fla. Team members from left, Grant Stanton and Harmony Guan from Desert Ridge Middle School in Albuquerque, Coach Phuong Nguyen, Assistant Coach Do Vo and LAMS team members Alex Livescu and Charles Cai. The 224 final Mathletes from 50 U.S. states, U.S. territories, State Department schools and Department of Defense schools and their coaches were treated to a National Competition experience like no other. The MATHCOUNTS Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that reaches students in grades 6-8 in all US states and territories with three extracurricular math programs. More than a quarter million students participate in its programs and use its resources each year. Its approach is simple: make learning math fun … believing middle school is a critical juncture when a love of math must be encouraged, and a fear of math must be overcome. These programs build problem solving skills and positive attitudes about math, so students embrace challenges and expand their academic and career opportunities in the future. Learn more here. Courtesy photo