I went away on my first during-the-day school trip for MATHCOUNTS.
This is a club that I attend each week.
We do math problems.
I really like doing the problems for this club.
A few times, I don’t get the answers right.
I am learning not to be too upset about it.
I get disappointed because others are relying on me to know the answers.
Most of the other students in the club are in seventh and eighth grade.
Because I take seventh grade math, I can be in the club, although I am only a sixth grader.
The competition for my county was fun.
We went to a local college.
The food there was great.
I came in 13th place.
It was the highest for my school.
We need to practice the team competition a little better.
We did not work as a team as well as I think we should have.
Then, eight of us went to the regional competition, which was at a bigger college.
It was called a university.
We met some math professors and I now think I want to be a mathematician.
They had a cool conveyor belt that I put my dishes on after I ate lunch.
I came in 14th place.
I was the only one from my school to place, because they only gave medals to the top 20 students.
We had a pizza party to celebrate afterwards.
I think I will do this club next year as well.
I hope we learn to work better as a team.
I’m going to practice by doing Khan Academy until MATHCOUNTS club starts again next year.
I really enjoy doing math.