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Holyoke blows competition away at Sumdog regional math competition PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Holyoke Elementary School won the annual Northeast Colorado Sumdog Contest that ran from Nov. 8-14.

During the contest, students competed with other schools in northeast Colorado to see who could correctly answer the most math problems out of 1,000 per student. A total of 209 Holyoke students played in the contest, and another 52 students participated in the Holyoke Elementary intraschool first-grade contest.

In a single week, Holyoke students correctly answered 61,725 questions in the regional contest and 13,878 from the first-grade contest for a total of 75,603 correctly answered math problems. Holyoke swept all top-10 positions and beat the second-place team of Burlington Middle School by an average of 83 problems per student.

Sumdog are multiplayer games that allow students from around the world to play against each other to practice their math skills. The highly motivating games are based on the Common Core Curriculum and help students develop the skills needed at their current grade level.

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Sumdog math contest winners are pictured from left, front row, Caden Vowell, Tamara Penzing, Sebastien Lopez, Abbie Dille, Nick Garcia and Gage Sprague; second row, Jimena Nuñez, Tyler Bergstrom, Fatima Nuñez, Luke Roberts, Braxten Churchwell and Parker Steggs; third row, Victor Baeza, Ethan Johnson, Ethan Schneller, Cooper Goldenstein, Isaiah Rahe, Isaac Strauss and Ty Sandquist Dirks; and back row, Tristen Roll, Cade Killin, Sabrina Zink, Llelitza Ochoa, Ashley Rahe and Alexis Vega. 

 —Enterprise photo

Holyoke Enterprise November 28, 2013