Palmer Junior Math Team places in the Top 10 at 2016 Math Challengers Final

On Saturday, April 9th, Palmer’s Grade 8 and 9 Math teams competed at the annual Math Challengers Provincial Finals tournament held at UBC.

After a challenging day of problem solving, Palmer’s Grade 9 team finished 9thout of the 20 schools that qualified for the Provincial Finals, and our Grade 8 team finished 6th in the province, again out of 20 teams. In addition, Palmer’s Jonathan C. individually came in 8th in the province out of approximately 110 Grade 8 competitors, and Kevin Y. (a Grade 6 student from General Currie Elementary – one of Palmer’s feeder elementary schools – who attends Palmer’s Junior Math Club) finished 3rd overall.

Palmer was one of only five schools that managed to place both their Grade 8 and 9 teams in the Top 10 in the province.

Kudos to both Math teams (rosters are below), and to student coaches Morris H., Tina F., Emily G., Jason B. and Joseph S. for their dedicated work and assistance with the teams!

Grade 8 Team: Jonathan C., Eric F., Derrick S., Kevin Y. (Currie) & Edward Z. (Currie)

Grade 9 Team: Christy C., Liang L., Tiffany T., Frank W., & Andrew X.