: Apr 21, 2018
Three hundred junior division students will embark on a fun-filled mathematical adventure at the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board’s Junior Math Cahllenge on April 21 at Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School.
Jointly sponsored by the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association – Hamilton-Wentworth Unit and Trustees of the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board, the competition invites junior division students from various elementary schools to test their math skills in a number of timed math activities. The event is designed to help students develop their ability to think and reason, build number sense and computational skills, problem solve and explore various real-life mathematical situations while having fun.
School teams are made up of two students from Grades 4, 5 and 6 who will work alone, in pairs and as a group to solve problems and create mathematical solutions as they rotate through the five mathematical centres. These centres focus on different math areas, including problem-solving, mental math, geometry, measurement and number, various creative, thought-provoking puzzles, and robotics, where students will solve problems through coding.
The day will kick off at 9:00 am. with greetings and a presentation by Jonathan So, a math teacher who is on a quest to bring out the beauty and wonder of math to his students. The first three of five daily activities will start at 9:50 with the final two taking place after lunch at 12:00. The day will conclude with an awards ceremony at 1:00 p.m.