OSWEGO, NY – The Kingsford Park Math Extravaganza was highly successful.
At the beginning of the summer the teachers sent home math flash cards.
Students were encouraged to study these cards throughout the Ã¢â‚¬Å“dog days of summer.Ã¢â‚¬Â
When school commenced, teacher Kelly Moxley had said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Basic math facts will come quickly for children entering fourth grade and this is an opportunity to get a head start.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Just two days after the fourth graders returned to their classrooms the Ã¢â‚¬Å“extravaganzaÃ¢â‚¬Â took place.
Oswego businesses including the riverÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s end book store, Man-in-the-Moon Candies and Wal-Mart contributed prizes for the top-scoring students.
Moxley said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Students had three minutes to complete 50 math facts and many were well prepared.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Hari Nanthakumar and Cassie Romeo tied for first place with a perfect score of 50.
Hari won the one minute tie-breaker with a perfect score of 50 and received $25 worth of gift cards from riverÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s end book store, Man-in-the Moon Candies and Wal-Mart.
Cassie was runner up with a perfect 50 on the three minutes facts test to receive $20 worth of gift cards.
Dawson Izyk earned third with a score of 49 in the three minute math facts for $15 in gift cards from the supporting businesses.
Among the fourth grade classrooms MoxleyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s class earned the overall Math Extravaganza award with 636 correct answers to earn a pizza party.
Moxley noted, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Congratulations goes out to all of the fourth grade students who did such a fabulous job with the Math Extravaganza.Ã¢â‚¬Â