It is not uncommon for a student to disrupt class and ask when they will apply the current learning material in their life. Normally, teachers either have the answer to this question or they use the cliched ‘because it’s in the curriculum’, but Saturday Apr. 12 the annual competition Trig Star is where students can use the skills they’ve learned in math class to possibly win themselves and their school a monetary prize.
Trig Star is held district-wide around schools in Texas and is a four questioned exercise that tests students on their ability to complete trigonometry problems efficiently and timely. Scores are based on who gets the most points in the least amount of time, and those with the highest scores win and will advanced. The time limit is an hour.
“I want to do Trig Star because I find that it’s a good opportunity to challenge myself outside of school standards and it can really push myself to my fullest potential,” Bonny Chu, 11, said.