Student games days

The 2020 State-Wide Games Days are cancelled for 2020 due to restrictions in place as a result of COVID19. We looking forward to you joining us again in 2021!

Please conatct Jen Bowden jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au (Primary) or Helen Haralambous hharalambous@mav.vic.edu.au (Secondary) if you would like a tailored student activity package for your school.

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.

Venues and dates for the 2021 State-wide Mathematics Games Days are below.

Year level Date Venue
Year 3 TBA Derrimut Primary School, Derrimut
Year 4 TBA Lowther Hall, Essendon
Year 5 TBA PEGS, Essendon
Year 5 TBA St Patrick's Catholic Parish Primary School, Mentone
Year 5/6 TBA Kilmore Primary School, Kilmore
Year 6 TBA Genazzano, Kew
Lumen Christi, Point Cook
Year 7 TBA Waverley Christian College, Narre Warren South
Overnewton Anglican, Taylors Lakes
CLC, Eltham
Year 8 TBA PEGS, Keilor East
Year 8/9 TBA Federation University, Gippsland
Year 9 TBA Williamstown High School, Williamstown
Year 10 TBA Trinity Grammar, Kew
Year 11/12 TBA       RMIT, Melbourne

 

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.