During term 1 and the remote learning period, several year 7 students participated into the Maths Talent Quest. This is an annual competition aimed at promoting interest in mathematics and fostering positive attitudes among students, parents and teachers and is open to all primary and secondary students across the Nation. Students were encouraged to investigate a mathematical problem where they were required to select a topic and collect evidence and data to draw a conclusion regarding their question of investigation. After many weeks of research and tinkering with their data, students submitted their entries in a variety of formats including videos and e-books. Entries were judged at a school level in August. It was a very challenging job for teachers to pick out just two investigations to submit at the State judging level.
This year the award ceremony was presented online in October to celebrate the achievements of students receiving distinctions, high distinctions and special awards. Estelle Tabet’s “Using Maths to Enhance Performance in Tennis,” received a distinction, while Mary Saad’s “Is Memory Affected By Age,” received a high distinction and also the special Casio Education Award. We are all extremely proud of the effort and time each student has put into their project. Well done on a fantastic achievement!