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Glen Oaks' Student Advances to Finals of Math Competition

Glen Oaks’ Student Advances in Math Competition

Glen Oaks’ fifth-grader Piotr Zawislan will compete in a national math competition next month in Chicago after defeating nearly 50,000 students from 43 states.

Students from across the country competed in the prestigious MathCON event by taking online assessments in algebra, geometry, measurement, data analysis, number systems and pre-calculus.

MathCON is an academic competition hosted each year in Chicago by Concept Schools. Created in 2008 as a Midwest competition with 125 participants, MathCON has grown into a national event.

The company’s goal is to encourage more students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math outside the classroom and encourage more students to enter the STEM fields, which are currently some of the fastest-growing industries in the United States.

In addition to the finals testing, students at this year’s competition will enjoy a math comedy show, a pizza party with other participants, and have the chance to play an assortment of STEM-related games.

Finals will be held on April 22 at the University of Illinois-Chicago.