The Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics sponsors a grade school math contest for grades 3-8. Participating schools are sent three sets of contests to be taken in December, February, and April. Each set of contests consists of an eight-question (20 minute) individual test and a twenty-question (25 minute), five-person team test. A school's score is based on the top ten individual scores and the top two team scores. The results are mailed to ICTM, who compiles the scores and posts them on its website. GJHS has competed in this competition since the 2007-08 school year. Mrs. Corbus (8th), Mrs. McGuire (7th), and Mrs. Bauer (6th) are the GJHS Math Team sponsors.
The sixth grade math team recently competed in their first math contest of the year. In the individual competition, students work to solve eight challenging math problems in 20 minutes. The highest scoring individuals were Marissa Lager and Katie Campbell, who each answered five out of eight questions correctly. Also scoring well were Jesse Zhu, Ashton Walker, Lucas Field, and Trystan McClain, who each answered four out of eight questions correctly. A number of sixth grade students recently worked in groups to complete their first ICTM Team Contest, completing 20 challenging problems in 25 minutes. The highest scoring team was Joshua Ackerman, Jeremy Terwilliger, Grace Leonhard, Shayna Henderson, and Lucas Field. They were able to answer 5 out of 20 correctly. Congratulations to the high scorers!
The eighth grade math team also competed recently in their first contest of the year. In the team test division, two teams tied for first place solving 11 out of 20 questions correctly. One team included Ezekiel Dietz, Friedrich Peters, Jordan Pierce, and Wes Sussenbach. The second team included Mason Barnes, Jack Schaufelberger, Isaac Turner, Nathan Grull, and Quinton Cain. In the individual competition, Sophie Borwick and Mia Emken tied for first place, answering 7 out of 8 questions correctly. Wes Sussenbach, Emma Siefken, and Courtney Evans tied for second place with 6 out of 8 questions correct. Congratulations to all team members!
Pictured below are the 6th Grade, 7th Grade, and 8th Grade Math Teams for the 2016-17 school year.