Twin Falls School Wins Math Showdown
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - Idaho is the winner of the 2013 State Showdown between the Gem State and West Virginia.
From that race, there's a big award for a Twin Falls school.
Morningside Elementary has been named as a 2013 MX3 Sweet 16 School.
This is for their math program. The school beat out more than 27,000 schools.
In Cami Rush's fifth grade class, it's sweet success.
"It's a really great feeling to know they are being rewarded,” said Cami Rush, Morningside Elementary.
The class won best performance in Idaho for teamwork.
"The challenge is four weeks,” said Rush.
Students battled to solve complex math problems via thinking through math.
Students are proud to take home top honors, but it didn't come without a lot of hard work.
"I think Math is really fun and I love it and I think it's my best subject,” said Karen Winslow, Student.
The class won t–shirts, a party pack and a $100 gift card for the celebration.
The competition between students in Idaho and West Virginia is sponsored by the Idaho State Department of Education and Think Through Math.