Congratulations to students who competed in the Maths Olympiad program. Selected students from Year 4, Year 5 and 6 participated this year. During term 2 we generally meet once a week to prepare for the competitions.
The program is unique because they focus on the students’ ability to solve mathematical problems in a creative manner – as opposed to simply reaching a solution using a prescribed method.
Maths Olympiad has been operating in primary schools since 1987. Each year thousands of schools participate in the competition from around Australia and New Zealand. There are five competition over a period of three months and each competition requires the students to solve five mathematical problems in a 30 minute period. The questions are challenging and usually require the students to carry out multistep complex mathematical calculations to solve the problem.
The Maths Olympiad is an ideal complement to the school curriculum. The main aims of the competitions are to:
- Develop flexibility for problem solving
- Foster creativity and ingenuity and strengthen intuition
- Stimulate enthusiasm and enjoyment of mathematics
Congratulations Sophie H (Yr6) was the overall and Ethan C (Yr4) came third.