SRDS Students Take Honors in National MathCON Competition

Gretchen Lee

Saddle River Day entered the MathCON competition for the 2nd year in a row. MathCON is a nonprofit national mathematics organization recognized for its annual student math competition for students in grades 4-12, with more than 200,000 participants since 2008. In addition to the competition series, their innovative mathematics platform includes educational resources and opportunities for students and educators, developed to enhance mathematics education.

MathCON's vision is to build a collaborative mathematics community for students and educators in order to support, advocate and influence STEM education in the U.S. to pave the way for the 21st century generation of problem-solvers.

SRDS entered most of our 4th through 12th grades who took the test before the spring break. 26,000 students took the test nationwide. 600 students attended the finals competition in Chicago on Saturday, April 30th with scores in the 96th percentile or higher (in their grade level).

Academic Dean & Upper School Math Department Chair Deirdre Angrick and Upper School Math Teacher Dan Lipper accompanied seven finalists from SRDS in total to the event: Maanya D (5th grade), Ari O (6th grade), James W (11th grade), Vicky W (12th grade could not attend), Saraline X (11th grade), Sandra P (5th grade), Krishang I (5th grade), and Isabella R (9th grade).

Ari O (6th grade), James W (11th grade) and Saraline X (11th grade) all took Honorable Mention at the finals.

Congratulations to every one of these students on this incredible accomplishment!

For more information on MathCON: https://www.mathcon.org/