Math Team’s Skills Add Up to Win

A fifth-grade student from Branch Brook was named the first-place winner for his grade in the individual contest at the 2016 Suffolk County Elementary Mathematics Tournament Grades 4-6 at Stony Brook University on May 2.

Fifth-grader Hasan Khan took home the top award in the individual portion of the tournament for his grade, beating out more than 200 other competitors. Branch Brook’s fifth-grade team – Daniel Anderson, Ryan Clark, Khan, Logan Renkowski and Alex Terlato – finished in sixth place against 42 teams in the fifth-grade level.

The tournament consists of fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade teams of five students. Each Smithtown elementary school had a team entered in the fifth-grade contest. The team members competed throughout the school year in the Mathematical Olympiads in elementary and middle schools. The students who scored the highest in the five contests moved on to compete in the Suffolk County tournament.