Kylee Moreau, Brynn Angel, Jorden Cook and Cody Dunnam from North Ridge Elementary in the Birdville ISD won their regional championship for the 4th annual Explore Horizons Young Mathematicians’ Award. These students will compete in the Championship Round against other schools from across Dallas-Fort Worth on December 6th at the Microsoft Store at NorthPark Center.
A total of 30 schools representing Keller ISD, Birdville ISD, Richardson ISD, Hurst Euless Bedford ISD, NorthWest ISD as well as area private schools competed last week, with five teams progressing to the finals.
Explore Horizons, a tutoring & enrichment center with locations throughout North Texas, wants to challenge students to continue to learn outside of the classroom by using valuable problem solving skills and applying them to unique “real world” situations. Utilizing these key skills gives children and schools an opportunity to stretch talented young mathematicians beyond the classroom to prepare for futures in math, science, engineering and more.
“Our goal is to show children how fun, applicable, collaborative and interesting math can be,” said Belinda Southgate, Head of U.S. Marketing for Explore Horizons. “At Explore Horizons, we love helping gifted and talented young students learn vital problem solving skills to use in high school, college and even future careers in STEM fields.”