Coached by Ms. Goldstein, Burke’s Upper Schoolers showed up ready to calculate!
The MATHCOUNTS Competition, held since 1983 was an exciting opportunity for Burke’s students to show their mathematics prowess and meet students from other schools. A Burke’s parent reported, “they had great attitudes, were supportive of each other, and just wanted to have fun doing some math problems.”
Burke’s had a strong showing, coming in 4th place out of 17 schools. The MATHCOUNTS Competition has four rounds: Sprint, Target, Team, and Countdown. Three Burke’s students placed in the top 16 in the Countdown, which is a round where they go head-to-head, game show style, against another student, and perform in front of the entire auditorium. Burke’s students were not only up for the challenge of completing difficult math problems but they managed it in front of a large audience of their peers.
The schools in the competition included AP Giannini, Children's Day, CAIS, Convent, Creative Arts Charter, Herbert Hoover, Lawton Alternative School (host), Proof School, Rooftop Alternative, St. Brendan Parish, San Francisco Day, San Francisco Friends, Town, Stanford Online High, Zion Lutheran, and Highlands Christian Schools.
Burke's mission is to educate, encourage and empower girls. Our school combines academic excellence with an appreciation for childhood so that students thrive as learners, develop a strong sense of self, contribute to community, and fulfill their potential, now and throughout life.