Mathletes Gather in Cedar Rapids for Competition

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By Ellen Kurt

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Mathletes from across the state came together in Cedar Rapids for the annual Math Invitational.

Thursday's events, held at the Educational Leadership and Support Center, is one of the qualifying events for the state competition. About 200 people performed a variety of individual and team activities. Participants have to get half of the points available on any one of four test taken to move on.

One of the leaders at the competition said he is glad students now have an outlet to show their math skills.

"This gives students who like math a chance to shine. They are just as competitive as anyone that is playing football or volleyball or anything else. They want to compete and they want to win," Brian Reynolds, Cedar Rapids Jefferson math teacher, said.

There will be competitions each month until March. The next competition is at Waverly-Shell Rock High School. Only about 200 students in Iowa will make it to the state competition.

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