Hartford Mathletes First Competition

A group of Hartford Math teachers celebrated their inaugural after school math club by holding a day long competition. Called, Hartford Mathletes, allows any Hartford high school to host its own team, consisting of students interested in improving their math skills. The only requirement is a teacher in each school to agree to organize their team. In their initial year, five schools participated.

Today’s competition consisted of approximately thirty students from three of the five schools. One of the creators of the program, Nicole Selmanie, a math teacher at Hartford Public Law and Government Academy, said the program is more than a fun club and enrichment for students that are already good in math, it also serves as an intervention for students below grade level. She said they hope to expand the program in the coming years.

Bryan Figueroa, left, an alumni of Hartford Public, and on semester break, instructs the high school students during one of their morning competitions. Tajay Edwards, 14, center, and Sebastian Cerna, 14, both students at High School Inc., prepare to start their timed test.

Bryan Figueroa, left, an alumni of Hartford Public, and on semester break, instructs the high school students during one of their morning competitions. Tajay Edwards, 14, center, and Sebastian Cerna, 14, both students at High School Inc., prepare to start their timed test.

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