Rosemount Middle School seventh graders really know their math. The RMS Continental Math League team, made up of
all advanced math students at the school, has won
its region this year.
Students around the country compete in the CML,
taking six-question tests once a month for five
months. Schools send their tests in and results
are compared against those from other schools.
This year, RMS's cumulative score was the best in
RMS student Kevin Larson was named a National
Student Leader, one of the top scorers in the
Laurie Bakke, who oversees gifted and talented
programs at RMS, described the test questions as
"complex word problems." Students have half an
hour to finish six questions and most do not
finish them all.
Students said they enjoyed the tests, either for
the challenge of doing harder problems or the
break it offered them from regular classwork.
"It was just kind of fun to get together and do
practice problems and learn new ways to do
problems," said Megan Fitzgerald, one of the
school's top scorers.