Fingers ablaze, minds racing, and numbers everywhere.
by Csaba Toth
Early on February 19th, students walked into the school’s tent energized by the facts that: (1) Europe’s “It's the final Countdown" was playing as students gathered and (2) It was Maths Day! Houses gathered to learn about all the workshops available to each year group including a treasure hunt, a tower building competition, baking, games, and more. After the workshops, each of the 4 houses separated into one of 4 computer rooms the school has available for the second part of the day: the Mathletics competition.
Mathletics is the school’s mathematical learning tool utilized for practice, differentiated learning, and competitions with students from around the world. This year we had two categories of competition ( 1. Speed Competition and 2. Challenge Competition) for students to contest in across our four divisions of Milepost 1-3 and CS1 students.
At 10:15 students lined up by year group behind their computers labeled Milepost 1, Milepost 2, Milepost 3, and Cambridge Secondary 1. Then the countdown began and each house started to roar, cheer, and encourage one another; all participants had a 60 second chance to calculate as many problems as possible for the Speed Competition. Subsequently, another 1 minute round allowed for many to attempt more difficult calculations during the Challenge Competition.
When all was said and done, Twits emerged as eventual winners with 18 points, Wonkas came in 2nd with 16 points, Matildas came 3rd with 15 points, while Foxes finished 4th with 10 house points. A special mention to Oliver (Y2) from the Wonkas, Matěj (Y4) from the Twits, Matouš (Y6) from the Matildas, and to Laura (Y7) from the Twits for being the fastest students within their mileposts. Great Job to all of the houses.
There will be plenty of more mathematical competitions and opportunities that students may participate in the future including the Purple Comet’s competition for secondary (Y7-Y10) which is from April 2-11th. There will also be the Moravian Maths Day competition competition with the International School of Ostrava (TOIS) and the International School of Brno (ISOB) on the 3rd of May. Let’s go, ISO, and prepare our minds for more workshops and fingers for another Mathletics showdown! Note: Not all students will participate in the aforementioned event. The top 5 students per milepost from Maths Day will be selected to represent ISO.
We now look forward to our next House Event, Read-a-thon, which begins in March and concludes mid-April.
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