Author: Melissa Bell, Enrichment Teacher

Over the past three weeks, SMGS has fielded two teams in the “Have Some Fun Online” mathematics quiz endorsed by the Australian Mathematics Teachers Association. This competition involved teams of four students competing against other schools from around Australia in an online problem-solving quiz.  The Year 5 team comprised of Olivia Roche, Jessie Frize, Ally Quinn and Blake Bell while the Year 6 team comprised of Elise Philpott, Thomas Smith, Sarah McCabe and Abby Wilson. The teams were given one hour to complete ten problems and participated in a total of three rounds over the three-week period. The aim of the competition was to enhance mathematical problem-solving skills, encourage a collaborative team approach and enrich the learning opportunities of our talented mathematics students at SMGS.

Congratulations to all our participants who displayed magnificent problem solving and teamwork skills with admirable results in all rounds. We look forward to building further upon these skills in the Term 2 competition.