The Lee Burneson Middle School Math Demons and a team from Parkside Intermediate School took home some of the top awards in their division at the 2013 Equations competition at the Cuyahoga County Educational Service Center.
Westlake took three teams to competition against eight other school districts and 144 students. The LBMS eighth-grade team – Anna Craven, Sneha Ramachandran, Alex Lathem, Greg Phillips, Chris Slater, Ben Sposet and Bradley Katcher – won first place in the Grade 7-8 Division. Bradley had the highest eighth grade score, as well as the highest overall score in competition.
Patrick Lee from the seventh-grade LBMS team earned the highest score in the seventh grade. The LBMS seventh-grade team included Ryan Karpuszka, Patrick Lee, Miranda Lee, Alexis Sauer, Sanil Gosain, Kimaya Bahkle and Patrick Smith.
Westlake also took a team from Parkside Intermediate School – Chad Sargent, Justin Rose, Talia Zheng, Talya Jeter, Isabella DiGiulio, Akshya Dhinakaran and Angela Zhu. Angela earned the highest score in the Grade 6 Division.
Sixth-grade teacher Patrick McMorrow coached the Parkside team, while Gifted Services teacher Judy McMasters coached the LBMS teams.
Equations is a game using cubes to create equations. It was developed by a University of Michigan professor.