Tuesday 14 March, 2017.
The top performers in last year’s Newcastle Permanent Primary Schools Mathematics Competition were rewarded for their outstanding efforts at this year’s Maths Camp held at Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre. The students, who ranked in the top 100 among more than 18,000 students in last year’s 36th annual competition, were brought together for a two day intensive camp of workshops, testing their skills in geometry, broken numbers and triangular numbers in a fun, challenging environment.
It wasn’t all work for the students who also made good use of the great outdoors at Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre’s recreational and adventure activities with mini golf, soccer and hiking. The camp is highly anticipated by students each year.
Nearly 340 schools from the Hunter, Central Coast, Central West, New England, North Coast and Northern Rivers participated in last year’s competition. This challenged students’ math and problem solving skills in a 35-question exam – all without the use of a calculator or other electronic aids.
The Newcastle Permanent Primary School Mathematics Competition is the largest of its kind in Australia and is open to all primary school students in Year 5 and 6 with awards for the winners in each region. Registrations for the competition close Friday 12 May 2017.