Saturday, Son #1 and I left early in the morning for his Math Club competitions that were held out of town. We had a great time.
Our School ranked 4th but did not get a trophy. I was proud of our students. They competed against some big schools and did excellent.
Son #1 was disappointed in his personal rank amongst the 7th and 8th graders at the competition. There were around 50 or so students at the competition. Son #1 scored in the top 20. Not bad at all in my opinion, especially since there were 8th graders and he is in the 7th grade. I have promised I would not give out his exact rank. Son #1 said he will tell the people he wants to know his exact score. (like its top secret or something).
The mathematical problems they worked on were hard. I was amazed watching these 13 and 14 year olds whip out the correct answers like it was nothing but simple arithmetic to them.
I was in the company of some truly gifted students on Saturday. To give you an idea of who is behind the MathCounts Program, here are 4 of the Sponsors (there are a lot more):
The National Society of Professional Engineers, 3M Foundation, General Motors Foundation, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
More cockleburrs. Why? why? why?
The neighbor has a beautiful new brown and white faced calf this morning. I took this picture before it was born though.
My early Saturday morning moon picture did not quite turn out like I wanted it. I took some good pictures last Friday when I went for a walk in the cold but gorgeous sunny afternoon. I never imagined it was the last walk Elvis and I would take together. Maybe I’ll post them later in the week.