Year 9 Talented Mathematics Students Workshop


16 students from the Year 9 Accelerated Mathematics class attended a talented mathematics workshop last Friday at Cerdon College, Merrylands.

Run by Inquisitive Minds, an educational business who partners with The Mathematical Association of NSW, the students who attended learnt a variety of problem solving strategies which can be applied to the mathematics content they are currently learning and help improve their achievement and understanding in assessment tasks. The workshop gave the students the opportunity to compete against students from other schools in the Diocese who attended.
Isabella Galea, Year 9, who attended the workshop said it was an interesting day and she enjoyed being pushed out of her comfort zone. “There were multiple levels of questions with most being problem solving types of questions, which is not what we really do in class, so I enjoyed the challenge of these. I also found the workshop a bonding experience for the class as we were able to work in pairs and then we all came together as a group to build a bridge. It was a challenge to see which school could build the best bridge and I enjoyed the chance to work together on this”.