Bosco Tech Hosts Math Competition for Middle School Students & Problem-Solving Workshop for Teachers on April 27

Published : Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | 7:43 PM

Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) will host a mathematics competition for seventh and eighth grade students on Saturday, April 27. The 41st annual event will challenge students’ creativity and analytical skills in problem solving, offering prizes for highest individual and school team scores.

During the competition, a workshop will be provided for middle school teachers, examining each problem used on the test, to facilitate classroom discussion of the concepts. The workshop will be led by instructional expert and textbook author Michael Hattar, a longtime Bosco Tech math teacher.

“The math competition is a fun opportunity for middle-school students to showcase their computational and critical thinking abilities,” says Bosco Tech’s Math Department Chairman James Shafiyoon. “As a STEM-based high school, Bosco Tech supports the instruction of advanced mathematics in science and engineering fields. Through the competition and the teacher seminar, the school is encouraging the development of excellent math skills among young students.”

The competition begins at 8:00 a.m. on the Bosco Tech campus. The cost is $3 per person. Contact Mr. James Shafiyoon at (626) 940-2128 or jshafiyoon@boscotech.edu for more information. Online registration and sample tests with solutions are available on the school’s website, www.boscotech.edu. The deadline for registration is April 15.

Bosco Tech is the only all-male Catholic high school in the state that uniquely integrates college-preparatory curriculum with a comprehensive, four-year, project-based science and technology program. The academic curriculum allows students to exceed university admission requirements while completing extensive integrated coursework in one of five technology and engineering-related fields: Architecture and Construction Engineering; Computer Science and Electrical Engineering; Integrated Design, Engineering and Art; Materials Science, Engineering and Technology; and Media Arts and Technology. For further information about Bosco Tech, please call (626) 940-2000 or visit www.boscotech.edu.

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