Whitby School MathCounts Team Advances to State Finals

Whitby School's Mathletes

Whitby School’s Mathletes at Brunswick School practicing for the MathCounts Southwest Connecticut Chapter Competition at Fairfield University on Feb. 6, 2016 Contributed photo

Whitby School ranked 4th place at the MathCounts Southwest Connecticut Chapter Competition, a ranking that will advance Whitby’s math team for the state competition this March.

Whitby is the only Greenwich school to qualify as a team for this year’s state competition.

More than 200 Mathletes representing 25+ area schools competed in this year’s event, held at Fairfield University on Saturday.

Whitby will send a total of 6 mathletes to the state competition in Hartford on March 12.

“This is such a wonderful achievement due to the talent of our students and the support and talent of our Math department,” said Bryan Nixon, Head of Whitby School.

Below are a few quick stats on Whitby’s performance:

  • Noah (Grade 8) scored in the top 12 and competed in the Countdown round.
  • Whitby’s team average was 41.40 points – compared to a competition average of 21.15 points.
  • In total, Whitby is sending a record number of 6 mathletes to Hartford on March 12.
  •  Four mathletes qualified as a team to compete at state level, and two other students qualified based on their individual scores.

“We owe a big thank you to the coaches, Maureen [Malley] and Padma [Iyer], who have been tirelessly working with our kids to get them competition ready,” said Annette Osband, Whitby Upper School Math teacher and curriculum leader.

“This is a multi-year effort, with Padma coaching Grades 5 and 6 Pre-MathCounts and JV team, and Maureen running the team preparation,” Osband added.

Whitby School inspires a passion for learning and empowers each student to take responsibility as an open-minded, principled citizen in a global community. Located in Greenwich, Connecticut, Whitby is the only school in the country with triple accreditation from the American Montessori Society, the International Baccalaureate Organization, and the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools.

The school’s innovative blend of Montessori (early years) and International Baccalaureate equips students 18 months through Grade 8 with skills to successfully thrive in today’s dynamic world.

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