FWISD to Celebrate Math Bee Winners at May 10 Ceremony
Fort Worth ISD will recognize the campus winners of its inaugural Math Bee Competition with medals at a ceremony, Friday, May 10, at the I.M. Terrell Academy for STEM and VPA. The program begins at 5:30 p.m.
Tabletop games that build number sense will be on display at the ceremony for honorees and guests to take play. The event will also include a mini Math Bee demo.
The 2019 elementary campus Math Bee winners are:
Andrew Flores, Rufino Mendoza
Vincent Jones, Burton Hill
Rachel Lopez, Manuel Jara
Jayden Lam, Waverly Park
Juan Barreto Garcia, North Hi Mount
Margaret Hale, Como Montessori School
Eja Gatewood, Lowery Road
Henderson Ntavo, Eastern Hills
Joel Puga, Morningside
Anthony Hernandez, Contreras
Julian Marmolejo, Hubbard Heights
Gary Morgan, Hazel Harvey Peace
Alfredo Vazquez (third grade); Paulina Herrera (fourth grade); Irene Park (fifth grade), Rosemont Park
Raul Hernandez, Woodway
Joshua Rusch, Westpark
Milan Prajapati, David K. Sellars
Samuel Avitia, Richard J. Wilson
Sebastian Anaya, Milton L. Kirkpatrick
Caleb Alonzo, Dolores Huerta
Cesar Rojo, Sam Rosen
Eduardo Fernandez, Worth Heights
Landon Fike, Westcliff
Bridget Musenda, Bill J. Elliott
Adolfo Galven, W.J. Turner
Jace Gardner, Benbrook
From March 8, 2019 to April 12, 2019, the District hosted Math Bee competitions at over 40 elementary schools where third to fifth grade students faced off against one another using mental math to solve number sense problems.
Melvinia Robinson, elementary core curriculum and innovation coordinator in the FWISD Mathematics Department, said earlier this year that the bee “is designed to highlight the students’ love of math and to gain momentum in thinking about numbers in a flexible way.” The District bee originated from classroom Number Talks that help students “build confidence in their mathematical abilities and computational fluency, opening the doors for deeper math concepts and courses,” she previously said.
“The longest campus Math Bee lasted 3 hours,” Ms. Robinson said of this year’s contests. “We plan to have a District-level competition next year, where each campus winner competes for the FWISD title.”
Origo Education is sponsoring food for the ceremony, and Mentoring Minds is donating goody bag for Math Bee winners.
Campus winners may still RSVP to attend this Friday’s ceremony by contacting Ms. Robinson at 817-814-2565 or by emailing email@example.com.