HALF a dozen school students from the Port Macquarie-Hastings competed in the 2018 Mathletics Competition on Wednesday, November 14.
Held annually, the competition is attended by keen mathletes, teachers and parents, with children tasked with competing in age appropriate mathematics questions.
The competition was all about inspiring students to learn and improve their maths through this fun but challenging online resource.
The live competition featured the best maths students from each school in the Program.
The students competed in an open forum, completing a series of speed and accuracy challenges set by The Westport Club and 3P Learning.
The challenges were based on the levels from the online Mathletics website used by competing schools.
The Winners were:
- K-3 WINNER: Teddy Dazell, Saint Columba Anglican School
- K-3 SECOND: Robbie Lavis, Hastings Public School
- K-3 THIRD: Keegan Pope, Tacking Point Public School
- 4-6 WINNER: Abhishek Amada, Port Macquarie Public School
- 4-6 SECOND: Jovan Southwell, Westport Public School
- 4-6 THIRD: Brad Jordan, Tacking Point Public School
- School winner for highest overall results from the Live Mathletics Competition: St Columba Anglican School, with 197 points.
General Manager of The Westport Club, Anthony Westman was ecstatic with the results.
“The Westport Club has a strong focus on delivering new innovative educational programs through our Club Grants Program, that support the delivery of learning for students of all capacities”, he said.
Hastings Public School students Skyla Donald, Ryan Martin, Sarah Morton, Dash Thompson and Oliver Keena were randomly selected to attend the presentation for achieving 1000 points in the recent Competency Challenge.
Oliver and Ryan both won a Bubble Bot Robo Bud; Dash who won a Circuit Stem Kit and Sarah a microphone.
Robbie and Dash competed in the Live Mathletics Challenge. Dash, a year two student, worked hard in his heat competing against year four, five and six students.
Robbie was first in his heat making it through to the finals where he came second, receiving a trophy, an interactive creative drawing kit and a huge certificate.
Students who competed said they had a great time and loved the challenges.
“I mostly like hanging out with my friends when we do the maths challenges,” Oliver said.
“I like all things maths. There’s nothing that is too hard to learn and I’m excited to keep learning as move into year five,” Ryan added.