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Ithaca Waldorf School Math Olympiads Score Among Top Students Internationally

Submitted by: Ithaca Waldorf School

2014-09-11 00:01:04

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Ithaca Waldorf School (IWS) 6th and 7th grade students received a perfect score and scored in the top percentiles in this year's International Math Olympiad, in which nearly 150,000 students participated from the United States and other countries.

(OPENPRESS) IWS seventh grader, Julian Grace-Martin, was one of the few students internationally to attain a perfect math score and receive the prestigious Dr. George Lenchner Medallion. Sophia Patt, a sixth grader, scored in the top two percentile overall and she and Grace-Martin were awarded the gold pin. Scoring in the 90th-97th percentiles from IWS were Max Grochocinski, Emma Ellis, Ciaran Kelly Mackenzie and Sam Panzer. Magda Garrity and Eli Bartholomew were awarded the embroidered felt patch for scoring in the top 50% internationally.

"I am so pleased that all of our Ithaca Waldorf Students achieved such outstanding scores in this year's International Math Olympiad, which gathers some of the brightest students in the world," said Beth Myers, IWS 6th and 7th grade teacher. "This is our first year participating in the event and our students responded to the challenge with eagerness and enthusiasm."

Sixth and seventh grade students from the Ithaca Waldorf School participated in a series of five monthly contests of five problems each, from November to March, and weekly practice sessions under the supervision and coaching of Beth Myers, 6/7 Grades Teacher. She taught the children to solve unusual and difficult problems and to think creatively.

"At Waldorf we instill a joy of learning in all students," said Myers. "They become fully engaged in the curriculum and perform well when the material is presented in a way that sparks their creativity and their innate desire for knowledge."

Nearly 5,000 national teams, over 100,000 students, participated from schools all over the United States and about 50,000 students on 2000 teams from more than 30 other countries participated.

Each year, since 1979, the International Mathematical Olympiad has provided challenging, thought-provoking problems that stretch the abilities of students in grades 4 through 8, strengthening their foundation for both assessment tests and more advanced studies.

The Ithaca Waldorf School, which has roots in Ithaca for over 30 years, brings together families, teachers, alumni, and supporters who are dedicated to the principles of Waldorf education and to creating a joyful and inspiring community experience. School life centers on teachers' commitment and collaborative work, an active parent body, and a curriculum that awakens a love of learning in our children. The Ithaca Waldorf School, which is located on 100 acres of organic farmland, currently offers programs for ages 20 months through eighth grade. Please visit our web site: ithacawaldorf.org






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Ithaca Waldorf School
Phone: 607-256-2020
Website: http://ithacawaldorf.org
Ithaca Waldorf School Math Olympiads Score Among Top Students Internationally

ITHACA, NY — Ithaca Waldorf School (IWS) 6th and 7th grade students received a perfect score and scored in the top percentiles in this year's International Math Olympiad, in which nearly 150,000 students participated from the United States and other countries.

IWS seventh grader, Julian Grace-Martin, was one of the few students internationally to attain a perfect math score and receive the prestigious Dr. George Lenchner Medallion. Sophia Patt, a sixth grader, scored in the top two percentile overall and she and Grace-Martin were awarded the gold pin. Scoring in the 90th-97th percentiles from IWS were Max Grochocinski, Emma Ellis, Ciaran Kelly Mackenzie and Sam Panzer. Magda Garrity and Eli Bartholomew were awarded the embroidered felt patch for scoring in the top 50% internationally.

"I am so pleased that all of our Ithaca Waldorf Students achieved such outstanding scores in this year's International Math Olympiad, which gathers some of the brightest students in the world," said Beth Myers, IWS 6th and 7th grade teacher. "This is our first year participating in the event and our students responded to the challenge with eagerness and enthusiasm."

Sixth and seventh grade students from the Ithaca Waldorf School participated in a series of five monthly contests of five problems each, from November to March, and weekly practice sessions under the supervision and coaching of Beth Myers, 6/7 Grades Teacher. She taught the children to solve unusual and difficult problems and to think creatively.

"At Waldorf we instill a joy of learning in all students," said Myers. "They become fully engaged in the curriculum and perform well when the material is presented in a way that sparks their creativity and their innate desire for knowledge."

Nearly 5,000 national teams, over 100,000 students, participated from schools all over the United States and about 50,000 students on 2000 teams from more than 30 other countries participated.

Each year, since 1979, the International Mathematical Olympiad has provided challenging, thought-provoking problems that stretch the abilities of students in grades 4 through 8, strengthening their foundation for both assessment tests and more advanced studies.

The Ithaca Waldorf School, which has roots in Ithaca for over 30 years, brings together families, teachers, alumni, and supporters who are dedicated to the principles of Waldorf education and to creating a joyful and inspiring community experience. School life centers on teachers' commitment and collaborative work, an active parent body, and a curriculum that awakens a love of learning in our children. The Ithaca Waldorf School, which is located on 100 acres of organic farmland, currently offers programs for ages 20 months through eighth grade. Please visit our web site: ithacawaldorf.org


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Press Keywords: Math instruction, Math challenge, Waldorf, Ithaca
Press Company: Ithaca Waldorf School
Press Site: http://ithacawaldorf.org




 


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