What is purpose of math league?
The purpose of the MN Junior High Math League is to encourage students to participate in math contests, enable students to meet mathletes from other schools, and to provide recognition for students excelling in mathematics. It also serves as preparation for the annual MathCounts competition. The meet topics are based on the MathCounts topics.
How does math league work?
We will meet at least twice as a group before every competition. 7th-8th grade will meet designated Wednesday mornings in the Makerspace starting at 7:30 (or as soon as students arrive). During practices we go over the topics that will be covered in the upcoming meet and complete mock exams to prepare for what the contest will be like. There are 5 meets throughout the year and normally fall on Monday’s after school. We will host one meet at PWMS and travel to Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial, Dakota Meadows Middle School, and New Ulm.
Math League History
Prairie Winds Middle School, formerly known as East Junior, has won 23 out of 25 Math League Titles and we look forward to continuing the trend this year as we begin the 2018-2019 season.
The first math league meeting/practice will be held Wednesday October 3rd at 7:30 in the Makerspace. Please have your parent/guardian register you through the Mankato East Activites page prior to arriving on Friday.
- October 15 - Lake Crystal Welcome Memorial
- November 6 - Prairie Winds Middle School **Note this is Tuesday - Election Day
- November 26 - New Ulm
- December 17 - Lake Crystal Welcome Memorial
- January 14 - Dakota Meadows Middle School **Must be picked up from DMMS
We have bus transportation to and from the meets out of town, normally returning between 5-5:30 p.m. We will have a bus to DMMS for the meet but students MUST BE PICKED UP from DMMS after the meet.