Abby kids advance to provincial math contest

Three local teams to compete April 11

A team of Clayburn middle school students are among local kids who have advanced to a provincial math competition. From left are Simin Lee

A team of Clayburn middle school students are among local kids who have advanced to a provincial math competition. From left are Simin Lee

Three teams of Abbotsford students are among those from across the province earning spots in the provincial Math Challengers competition.

The Grade 8 and 9 students advanced to the provincials, taking place April 11 at Simon Fraser University, after qualifying at the recent Fraser Valley regional contest held at University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford.

A group of Grade 8 students from Clayburn middle school placed second at the regionals, while a Grade 8 team from St. John Brebeuf regional secondary placed third in their pool.

Another St. John Brebeuf team in Grade 9 placed second in their pool.

Math Challengers involves teams of up to five students who participate in four stages of competition.

The top contestants from each regional competition and the provincials are invited to a special event in April or May.