12-20-13: Students combine academics, fitness in math relay
12-20-13: Students combine academics, fitness in math relay
Posted on 12/21/2013

More than 1,000 fourth, fifth, and sixth graders from 16 elementary schools and Chief Leschi School tested their math knowledge and physical fitness abilities this fall during the third annual Marge Salmon Math Relay at Sparks Stadium.

 

Students competed in fitness skills such as jumping jacks, jump rope, running, and push-ups while also being timed by coaches and parent volunteers on multiplication and division math skills.

 

The event is named for former teacher Marge Salmon, who retired in 2011. Salmon took a student team several years ago to another district’s math relay event. When that ended, Puyallup launched its own relay event, said this year’s coordinator, Greg Farias. Farias teaches physical education at Brouillet and Edgerton elementary schools.

 

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