Middle schoolers take on advanced math test


Twenty students from Lynbrook North and South middle schools challenged themselves to put their mathematical intelligence to the ultimate test as part of the American Mathematics Competition.

The select Lynbrook middle schoolers took the AMC 8 test, a 25-question, 40-minute multiple-choice examination designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. The test helps middle school students develop positive attitudes toward analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. Students applied classroom skills to unique problem-solving challenges in a low-stress and friendly environment.

AMC 8 includes topics from a typical middle school mathematics curriculum such as counting and probability, estimation and proportional reasoning, and elementary geometry including the Pythagorean Theorem, spatial visualization, and reading and interpreting graphs and tables.

Lynbrook middle school students who were selected to compete in this prestigious national exam received a certificate of completion.

The top scorer from North Middle School was James Moore, while Dylan Giarriputo was the top scorer from South Middle School.

From North, participants also included Caleigh Pacheco, Adam Kapadwala, Ellie Marsiglia, Jack Doran, Steven Tamayo, Chae Ha Kim, Avery Riccobono, and Owen Ceglie. From South, participants included Mgbodichinma Agwu, Sofia Calderon, Anabella Errico, James Pisano, Shelli Tetelman, Raquelle Vainroob, Matthew Mignella, Brandon Ostroff, and Emilie Scala.