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Number lovers from throughout Los Angeles County gathered April 27 at Glendora High School to test their skills and earn medals at LACOE’s Math Field Day competition.

The event drew more than 550 students in grades 4 to 11 from 36 districts as well as charter and private schools.

“We were thrilled to finally be able to include a high school component in the competition,” said Anthony Quan, LACOE STEM coordinator and event organizer. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to enrich our students’ math skills.”

The competition tests team skills in three categories: conceptual understanding, problem solving and computational processes.

Each district or charter was allowed to send up to eight grade-level teams, which competed to win gold, silver or bronze medals in each category. The three top-scoring teams in each grade level received trophies.

“For charter school kids in South L.A., these are priceless experiences,” said Nick Satyal of the Alliance Charter Organization.

The day culminated with a STEM Festival and awards ceremony.

“Many thanks to the team volunteers, LACOE staff and friends who make Math Field Day possible,” Quan said.

View the list of Math Field Day 2019 winners here.

Photos: More than 550 students from across the county participated in LACOE's annual Math Field Day competition held April 27 at Glendora HS.

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