Fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade students from Goleta, Santa Barbara, Montecito, and Carpinteria competed in the South Coast Math Superbowl at the Earl Warren Showgrounds on Thursday, May 29. Over 350 students from 33 different schools were present to participate in the 25 multiple-choice, five individual problem-solving, and five group problem-solving math tests. This was the 33rd year for the event. Math specialist for Montecito Union School District Jeff Linder said the competition is “really great because it provides motivation for the kids to practice math outside of the classroom and builds excitement for learning.” This year the test was reformatted to align better with Common Core Standards by focusing more on problem solving rather than computation. The students competed both individually and as a group with other students from their own schools. Mountain View Elementary took home the award as top school overall.
The Math Superbowl team from Mountain View elementary won first place among the schools.