"Did you know that OSA has a math team? Of course you didn’t. Well, we have one. The OSA math team is a new thing that the school now does, where students do—you’ll never guess—math. Isn’t that fun? " -- Elias yuasa, seventh grade

Did you know that OSA has a math team? Of course you didn’t. Well, we have one. The OSA math team is a new thing that the school now does, where students do—you’ll never guess—math. Isn’t that fun? No? Well you’re still reading so I’m going to continue.

Run by Ms. Wagner, with ten student participants, the math team meets two times a week and does super fun, really awesome, totally cool, math. In other words, as Ms. Wagner says, “We have fun math challenges that we do together, and we learn about strategies for doing math faster.” I know it’s hard to believe, but wait there’s more. The team also does competitions. One to be exact. One competition in Castro valley because not only do people like math, they compete at doing it.

So since you are by some miracle still reading this, you may be interested to know the competition hasn’t happened yet. But when is it happening, I don’t hear you ask? February 10th at Canyon middle school in Castro Valley from 9:00AM.-12:45PM. But wait there’s more. We’re actually doing three rounds at Canyon middle school in Castro Valley (the team round, the target round, and the sprint round, plus a super-secret non-required countdown round but forget about that one). We’re also doing it at Canyon Middle School in Castro Valley, which is totally new information.

Wow, you’re still reading this. You probably want more information then. So, in the team round, four of the team’s ten nerdy members will do 10 math problems and if they do it in 20 minutes with a calculator, and do it better than everyone else, they win but as 7th grade math team member, Adelaide says, we’re going to do “so bad”. There are other opportunities to do well though like in the target round where the math team’s dorky members do four pairs of problems (6 minutes per pair) but it's not as a team. Finally there’s the last required round of the sprint round, where for 40 long painful minutes the math team’s members will do, get this, math. Thirty equations to be exact. But wait, there's still more.

Remember the super secret non-required countdown round? Yes? You were supposed to forget about it though. I can’t believe you. Anyways in the super secret non-required countdown round contestants will solve equations without a calculator and they only have 45 seconds per equation. How will they do it? Find out next time on the Telegraph or ask someone. Ask someone because I’m not going to tell you, ever. Bye, bye now.

Run by Ms. Wagner, with ten student participants, the math team meets two times a week and does super fun, really awesome, totally cool, math. In other words, as Ms. Wagner says, “We have fun math challenges that we do together, and we learn about strategies for doing math faster.” I know it’s hard to believe, but wait there’s more. The team also does competitions. One to be exact. One competition in Castro valley because not only do people like math, they compete at doing it.

So since you are by some miracle still reading this, you may be interested to know the competition hasn’t happened yet. But when is it happening, I don’t hear you ask? February 10th at Canyon middle school in Castro Valley from 9:00AM.-12:45PM. But wait there’s more. We’re actually doing three rounds at Canyon middle school in Castro Valley (the team round, the target round, and the sprint round, plus a super-secret non-required countdown round but forget about that one). We’re also doing it at Canyon Middle School in Castro Valley, which is totally new information.

Wow, you’re still reading this. You probably want more information then. So, in the team round, four of the team’s ten nerdy members will do 10 math problems and if they do it in 20 minutes with a calculator, and do it better than everyone else, they win but as 7th grade math team member, Adelaide says, we’re going to do “so bad”. There are other opportunities to do well though like in the target round where the math team’s dorky members do four pairs of problems (6 minutes per pair) but it's not as a team. Finally there’s the last required round of the sprint round, where for 40 long painful minutes the math team’s members will do, get this, math. Thirty equations to be exact. But wait, there's still more.

Remember the super secret non-required countdown round? Yes? You were supposed to forget about it though. I can’t believe you. Anyways in the super secret non-required countdown round contestants will solve equations without a calculator and they only have 45 seconds per equation. How will they do it? Find out next time on the Telegraph or ask someone. Ask someone because I’m not going to tell you, ever. Bye, bye now.