As of March 1, more than 13,000 schools and more than 2.5 million students from around the nation have been competing in the bracket-style, MX3 contest. Schools have been vying for a THINK Nation regional finalist spot, which are awarded to four schools in each U.S. time zone (Eastern, Central, Mountain, Pacific) based on the average number of lessons passed. From now through the end of March, the finalist schools will compete head-to-head in elimination rounds until the top math school in the nation is left standing.
In the qualifying rounds, students across the country spent 2.2 million hours on the program and solved 208 million complex math problems.The top 16 schools include:
· Eastern Region: Fairlawn Elementary School, (St. Lucie County School District, Florida), Hobbton Middle School (Sampson County School District, North Carolina), Our Lady of Wisdom Regional Catholic School (New York, NY) and PS 206 Joseph F. Lamb (K206, New York)
· Central Region: A.D. Harvey Elementary (Kingsville ISD, Texas), Sky Harbour Elementary (Southwest ISD, Texas), Bob Hope Elementary (Southwest ISD, Texas) and Kriewald Road Elementary (Southwest ISD, Texas).
· Mountain Region: White Pine Elementary School (Boise Independent District, Idaho), Sunburst Elementary School (Sunburst K-12 Schools, Montana), Sawtooth Elementary School (Twin Falls District, Idaho) and Columbia Elementary School (Davis School District, Utah).
· Pacific Region: Shorewood Elementary School (Highline Public Schools, Washington), Montair Elementary School (San Ramon Valley Unified, Calif), Tassajara Elementary School (San Ramon Valley Unified, Calif) and Naches Trail Elementary School (Bethel School District 403, Washington).
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