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TechTest Jr. math competition winners announced

TechTest Jr is an event for 5th through 8th graders and it focuses on problem-solving skills. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate their proficiency at applying math and science knowledge to solve problems. Aside from acknowledging them for their skills, it’s intended to promote the development of more critical thinking activities in the county and to help prepare students for future exams of this type, such as the SAT and ACT. It also helps students to prepare for the TechTest Merit Scholarship program in their senior year of high school to compete for over $15,000 in college scholarships. For more information on the high school test, email dpistone@mtstmarys.org.

There are two versions of the test; one is for 5th and 6th graders and the other is for 7th and 8th graders. Awards are given to the top five finishers in each grade. In addition, the top 5 finishers in each division are also recognized, with the top three of each division selecting a…

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Source: www.theunion.com