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May 17, 2006

Pythagorean Finalists Compete

Pathagorean AwardDr. Tyson began the Pythagorean Award at Mabry during the 2002 - 2003 school year to recognize the highest math achievement at our school.  The trophy itself, pictured below, is an original work commissioned by the renouned Hans Gobo Fräbel studios.  The giant "greater than" mathematical symbol reads, "Math Achievement:  We're greater than!" and holds the name of each year's winner.

Our highest math achievers in 8th grade, based on standardized tests, are invited to take a very difficult math test.  The top three winning students then compete in front of their entire 8th grade class solving math problems based on time and accuracy.  The winning student receives a Pythagorean Award Plaque and this highest math honor at Mabry.

In amazed silence, all of 8th grade class gets to see live and on demand how quickly these brilliant young mathematicians solve complex math problems.  Math achievement is highly valued at Mabry Middle School.  Today I want to honor all of the students who accepted the invitation and came out to take the invitation-only demanding test.

Additionally, we will host a podcast from the three bright young finalists in the 2006 competition:  Gabrielle, David, and Kevin.  One of these student's name will appear on the trophy at the end of the week!  Good luck!


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