Top Honors for Central and Riverside Academies at Eastern Michigan University's Math Facts Challenge

Students from grades first through eighth participate in a Math Facts challenge.

YPSILANTI — In a display of friendly competition, a few hundred students from grades first through eight gathered at Eastern Michigan University’s campus for the annual Math Challenge. Central Academy in Ann Arbor took home the first-place elementary school trophy, while Riverside Academy clinched the middle school trophy. The challenge is hosted by EMU’s Charter Schools Office.

Students from Riverside Academy with the middle school Math Facts trophy.
Students from Central Academy won the elementary school Math Facts challenge.

The challenge is designed for students to use their critical thinking and problem-solving skills in mathematics as they face exciting and challenging grade-level appropriate questions. 

The competition, structured like the NCAA bracket, saw students pitted against each other in their grade-level break-out rooms. The final four students from each grade room returned to the ballroom for the ultimate showdown.

All mathletes received a participation ribbon and a souvenir bag. The schools that participated this year are as follows:

EMU Charter Schools
Academy for Business and Technology Elementary
Academy for Business and Technology Middle School
Commonwealth Community Development Academy
Dr. Joseph F Pollack Academic Center of Excellence (Pace Academy) 
Global Tech Academy
Grand Blanc Academy
Great Lakes Academy

Non-EMU Charter Schools
Bridge Academy East
Bridge Academy West
Bridge Academy
Central Academy
Riverside Academy
Frontier International Detroit
Frontier International Warren
Global Heights Academy


About Eastern Michigan University
Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 13,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and its graduate school. National publications regularly recognize EMU for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. Visit the University’s rankings and points of pride websites to learn more. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website. To stay up to date on University news, activities and announcements, visit EMU Today.

June 13, 2024

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