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Beach elementary school competes in international math competition

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Posted at 3:19 PM, Mar 29, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-29 15:19:13-04
Windsor Woods Elementary School Wildcats

Windsor Woods Elementary School Wildcats

Virginia Beach, Va. – Windsor Woods Elementary School Wildcats competed against math students around the world as part of World Math Day 2013.

Students in grades K-5 competed during the school day, demonstrating their math fluency.

Two evening sessions were filled with students who wanted to continue the challenge.

Mrs. Sonya Benshoff, fourth grade teacher and self-proclaimed “math nerd,” spearheaded, organized, and facilitated the event for the 5th year in a row, school officials tell NewsChannel 3.

While students were facing math competition from around the world, several evening activities were offered to parents that demonstrated ideas to help their children increase their math skills. Separate sessions were set up to target parents of students in grades K-2, as well as parents of students in grades 3-5.

School officials say the Wildcats answered 57,178 questions during the 48-hour event. The number of questions answered worldwide totaled 292,354,618.