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Elementary school Olympians turn numbers to gold

Students at Hamilton Elementary School participate in the Math Olympics "javelin throw" Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. After they threw their straws, students had to estimate how many were in each box. The class that got the most straws in the box won, but the class that had the closest estimate also won points.
Students at Hamilton Elementary School participate in the Math Olympics "javelin throw" Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. After they threw their straws, students had to estimate how many were in each box. The class that got the most straws in the box won, but the class that had the closest estimate also won points.
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Math was everywhere during Hamilton Elementary School’s first-ever Winter Olympics. Students raced to move water from one cup to another with only a spoon, measuring the water to see who had won. They built towers out of cups and measured the height to see whose was tallest. There was even speed math as they tossed candy at a target and added up the points from each toss. Older students had to multiply each number. It ...

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