Mathematics brilliance means victory for Grammar students
Date: October 31, 2016 Posted by: Sophie Thompson
Victory is dominant at Grammar with three teams winning their division in the annual Sunshine Coast Mathematics Tournament.
More than 800 of the region’s brightest young minds put their Mathematical skills to the ultimate test for the annual tournament last week over two days. Each team consisted of five of Grammar’s high achieving Mathematics students from year levels 6 through to 12.
The Year 6 Grammar team competed against forty-three teams and won by a staggering nine points. Grammar’s Year 8 team took on twenty teams and Year 12 were victorious against fifteen teams.
This tournament is one of the highlights of the year in Mathematics for schools on the Sunshine Coast, challenging students in areas of mental arithmetic, team problem solving and relay problem solving.
Regional tournament coordinator and Head of Mathematics at Sunshine Coast Grammar School, Mr Gerry Lynch, is thrilled with his champions and their commitment to continually challenge themselves, that tests their Mathematical skills against other students in the region.
“An absolutely brilliant performance by our Mathematical geniuses against like-minded peers in a fun, competitive and thought-provoking environment. The secret to their success is a shared love of Mathematics, good mental arithmetic, problem solving skills and teamwork.”
“This is a regional initiative and it is imperative that we give our high achieving mathematical students the opportunity to showcase their talent and experience further challenges outside of the school,” said Mr Lynch.