Elementary Math Students Place in the Top 10% Nationally

(West Palm Beach, FL) – The King’s Academy (TKA) elementary students recently participated and excelled in the National Noetic Learning Math Spring Competition (NLMC). The contest encourages students’ interest in math, develops problem-solving skills, and inspires students to excel. Two math teams from TKA, Masters of Math (4th grade) and Mathletes (6th grade), represented the school’s Explore program which is a project-based program taught by a gifted certified instructor.   During the contest, students were given 45 minutes to solve 20 problems. The problems challenge students and to enrich their problem-solving experiences.  TKA students Drew Danion (6th grade), Elliana Nabhan (4th grade), and Ashley Fowler (4th grade) placed in the top 10% nationally.

King’s Elementary Math Team coach Tom Fowler has a Ph.D. in Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization from Georgia Institute of Technology and has taught mathematics at the collegiate level more than 15 years. Mrs. Anderson, TKA’s Explore Program Learning Specialist said, “Giving students an opportunity to work with experts helps them to understand what is expected by professionals in their field of interest.”

Explore is a project-based program for students in 2nd through 6th grade and is taught by Mrs. Lisa Anderson, a certified gifted instructor.  To find out more information about The King’s Academy and their Explore program, please contact Bonnie Mutz at bmutz@tka.net.

The King’s Academy is a National Blue Ribbon School for Excellence in Education.  The private Christian school serves approximately 1,500 students from preschool through twelfth grade and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Association of Christian Schools International, and the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. The King’s Academy serves students and their families across Palm Beach County at its main campus at Belvedere Road and Sansbury’s Way in West Palm Beach and its satellite preschool campuses in Greenacres, Loxahatchee/Wellington, Palm Beach Gardens, Boynton Beach, and Royal Palm Beach. More information about The King’s Academy is available online at http://www.TKA.net.

 

Coach Dr Tom Fowler with TKA’s Noetic Math Team (4th Grade)

Coach Dr Tom Fowler with TKA’s Noetic Math Team (6th Grade)