Muncie’s West View Elementary M.A.T.H. Bowl Students Are State Champs

The 2024 M.A.T.H. Bowl State Champions from West View Elementary. Photo providedThe 2024 M.A.T.H. Bowl State Champions from West View Elementary. Photo provided

By Andy Klotz—

MUNCIE, IN – The many hours of practice paid off for a group of West View Elementary students who are Indiana’s 2024 M.A.T.H. Bowl state champions. Eleven West View Elementary 4th and 5th graders beat out 117 other schools from around the state to claim the title in the Red Class, which includes all schools with up to 162 students combined in 4th and 5th grades.

“I couldn’t be more proud of these students who worked very hard to prepare for the competition,” West View Elementary 3rd/4th grade teacher and M.A.T.H. Bowl Coach Kira Zick said. “This is the second year we’ve assembled a team at West View, so it is all still new, but it has been a wonderful experience and I loved seeing the students’ excitement over their success!”

The competition, recently held in Yorktown, consists of four rounds of eight multiple-choice questions developed around curriculum from The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The questions are based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for Mathematics for grades 5-7 with this year’s focus being Algebraic Thinking, Number Sense and Computation. and includes curriculum.

West View Elementary outscored runner-up Guilford Elementary of Plainfield 27 to 23. Only two other schools scored above 20 points.

Members of the West View elementary M.A.T.H. Bowl team include:

Jotham Asemota, 5th

Jackson Cook, 5th

Nolyn Hardman, 5th

Jasmine Namaga, 5th

Dean Werner, 5th

Luke Chalfant, 4th

Donovan Daugherty, 4th

Ben Hense, 4th

Hikaru LaSpina, 4th

Loken LeBlanc, 4th

Gurdarshan Singh, 4th

Kate Zick, 4th


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