Last Wednesday a group of our Year 6 and Year 7 Maths GEMS students proudly represented our school in the Sunshine Coast Mathematics tournament for 2013 at the Lake Kawana Community Centre, Bokarina. This annual event involved students from approximately 70 schools and was designed to challenge these students in the area of Mathematics.
Our students tried their best when they competed in the Year Level Competitions that consisted of teams of five students, in Year 6 and Year 7. They participated in three events:
- Individual event: mental arithmetic and general knowledge, no calculators allowed.
- Team event: problem solving, with calculators permitted.
- Relay event: rotating pairs problem solving, with calculators permitted.
A special mention goes to Lachlan who scored 100% in his individual event: a feat that was achieved by very few students on the day.