Conestoga High Schoolers Take World by Storm in Math Modeling Challenge
For 14 straight hours in early March, a small group of Conestoga High School students came together to participate in an international online math modeling competition. A combination of math smarts and creative thinking has added up to a spot in the finals for the team, whose submission was selected as one of the best solutions to questions around the predicted growth of e-bike use and its impact on society.
“One of the greatest rewards as a teacher is to see your students find a passion and pursue it beyond the four walls of the classroom,” says Conestoga teacher-coach Allison Youndt. “This team has a passion for mathematics and statistics, not just for the sake of doing the math, but to apply it to the world around them. The team blended their current knowledge of modeling with new approaches that they were willing to test out. Going beyond what is known and comfortable is the signature of a lifelong learner. This team is comprised of five lifelong learners and participating in MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge is one step in their journey. Here at Conestoga High School, we couldn’t be prouder of their accomplishments!”
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