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Fernbrook Elementary Students Receive Fermi Math Honors

May 29, 2018 07:18PM

Fernbrook Elementary First-graders (front row, L to R): Logan Cornick, Gino Miller, Austin Lieser, Vinny Boisclair, (back row, L to R) Noah Bruun, Aaron Edelmann and Matias Vallejo. (photos provided by Osseo Area Schools)

Students at Fernbrook Elementary are celebrating a successful school year - including earning top honors in the Fermi "Off-the-Wall" math program.

During the winter months, 23 teams of Fernbrook students joined 49 other elementary-level teams from across the United States in the "Fermi Off-the-Wall" math program. The internet-based math competition, open to students in first through ninth grade, provides participants an weekly problems to solve.  

"Fermi questions emphasize the process rather than the answer, requiring students to use their communication and writing skills to come up with a solution," according to a press release from ISD 279 - Osseo Area Schools

After the six-week winter challenge, two Fernbrook teams took top honors in their respective divisions: team “Subtracting Maniac Attackers” (first-grade) and team “The Bacon Animals” (third-grade).

Pictured below (Fernbrook Elementary third-graders (L to R): Eleanor Wassenberg, Awashima Andzenge, Derek Jaeck and Nathan Como)


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