2018 STATE-WIDE MATHEMATICS GAMES DAYS

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What better way to enhance your students’ interdisciplinary skills than with a Games Day?

A Maths Games Day is an opportunity for students to:

  • develop their mathematical talents and thinking skills in a setting where maths is regarded as fun and worthwhile
  • work with like-minded students from a diverse range of schools
  • participate in mathematical activities without the usual class room pressures
  • win prizes and rewards
  • get excited about maths!

Maths Games Days are a very effective vehicle for getting young people – particularly in the middle years of schooling – enthused about maths. Problem solving and mathematical games address the Victorian Curriculum proficiency strands.

Teams of 4 students compete for a variety of prizes including individual prizes for creativity, contribution to group work, and lucky door prizes. The participants are drawn from those who have a keen interest in mathematics and who can operate as a team. Lateral thinking wins the day.

Teachers also have an opportunity to meet colleagues from other schools, attend a professional learning activity and to inspect displays of teaching resources.

Maths Games Days are organised and run by host schools and supported by the MAV.

2018 SECONDARY GAMES DAY RESULTS

2018 RESULTS

Year Level

WINNING TEAMS

Waverley Christian College, Narre Warren South

Year 7

1st placed - Yarra Valley Grammar

2nd placed - Genazzano FCJ College

3rd placed - Carey Baptist Grammar School

Overnewton Anglican, Taylors Lakes

Year 7

1st placed -  Scotch College 

2nd placed - Trinity Grammar

3rd placed - Overnewton Anglican Community College

Penleigh and Essendon Grammar

Year 8

1st placed-  Penleigh and Essendon Grammar

2nd placed - Scotch College

3rd placed - Camberwell Grammar 

Gippsland 

Year 8- 9

1st placed-  St Pauls Anglican Grammar

2nd placed - Wonthaggi Secondary College Team 2

3rd placed - Wonthaggi Secondary College Team 1

Williamstown High School, Williamstown

Year 9

1st placed-  Melbourne High

2nd placed - Penleigh and Essendon Grammar

3rd placed - Mt Scopus

Trinity Grammar, Kew

 Year 10 

1st placed- Melbourne High Team 17

2nd placed - Melbourne High Team 67

3rd placed - Camberwell Grammar 

Camberwell Grammar School, Canterbury

Years 11 and 12

1st placed- Camberwell Grammar Team 1

2nd placed -Caulfield Grammar

3rd placed - Melbourne High Team 1

What better way to enhance your students’ skills with this Interdisciplinary Learning strand than attending a Games Day?

A Maths Games Day is an opportunity for students to develop their mathematical talents and thinking skills in a setting where maths is regarded as fun and worthwhile with like-minded students from a diverse range of schools. It is an ideal way for students to participate in mathematical activities without the usual class room pressures and is a very effective vehicle for getting young people – particularly in the middle years of schooling – excited about maths. Problem solving and mathematical games address the Victorian Curriculum proficiency strands.

Teams of 4 students compete for a variety of prizes. Individual prizes are awarded for creativity, contribution to group work, lucky door prize, etc. The participants are not necessarily the mathematically brightest in the school but are drawn from those who have a keen interest in mathematics and who can operate as a team. Lateral thinking wins the day.

Teachers also have an opportunity to meet colleagues from other schools, attend a professional learning activity and to inspect displays of teaching resources.

Maths Games Days are organised and run host schools and supported by the MAV.

Registrations closed

MAV is interested in promoting a state and a nation-wide competition and would like to hear from schools, particularly in country regions, who are considering running a Games Day either within their own school or for the region. Please contact Jennifer Bowden.

 

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