On Saturday, April 27th, 14 students from Mrs. Pryor and Mrs. Bonacorso's fifth-grade math classes at Whitehall Elementary had the opportunity to compete in the World Series of Math, held at PNC Park. The competition was made up of 57 teams from all over the Pittsburgh area.
All students in fifth grade at Whitehall participated in the Action Math Baseball Program, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Pirates Charities. The program allowed students to draft their own Fantasy Baseball teams. Once each team drafted players, the students put their math skills to the test to determine statistics, such as the percentage that a player strikes out or hits a home run. They then turned these stats into a game card for each player and each team played a simulated game of baseball in class. The 14 students who earned the spot to compete in the tournament did so by having winning records during class tournaments. While all of the teams from Whitehall did amazing, one team from Mrs. Bonacorso's class actually took home the championship! The "Supa Hot Fire" team was made up of Jackson Presto and Reeya Bista. They will be recognized on the field during the Pirates vs. Cardinals game on July 22nd. Whitehall is so proud!