2016 STATE-WIDE MATHEMATICS GAMES DAYS

2016 GAMES DAY REGISTRATION ARE NOW OPEN

 

Students Games Days offer your students

  • A new setting for mathematics
  • Novel and challenging tasks
  • Competitions and prizes
  • FUN!

 

Date

Year Level

School

Thursday 21 July

Year 4 

Lowther Hall, Essendon

Thursday 16 June

Year 5

PEGS, Essendon

Friday 2 September

Yr 6

Genazzano, Kew

Friday 2 September

Yr 6

Lumen Christi, Point Cook

Monday September 5

Year 7

Norwood Secondary College, Ringwood

Monday September 5

Year 7

Overnewton Anglican, Taylors Lakes

Wednesday 3 August

Year 8

PEGS, Keilor

Wednesday 17 August

Year 8 - 9 

Federation University, Churchill

Wednesday 24 August

Year 9

Williamstown High School, Williamstown

Thursday 4 August

 Year 10 

Mt Scopus, Burwood

Tuesday 25 July

Years 11 and 12

Lakeview Senior College, Caroline Springs

 

 

 

 

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 AusVELS 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.

The 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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