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Year 8 Maths Incursion

Problems, patterns, pictures and puzzles - Year 8 contended with it all at their hands-on problem-solving Maths Incursion.
23 Apr 2021
Learning

Our Year 8 girls recently participated in a Maths incursion which focused on problems, patterns, pictures and puzzles. The students enjoyed working together on a range of original hands-on problems.

“Attending the Inquisitive Minds Maths incursion last term has been one of my highlights of mathematics this year. I thoroughly enjoyed working collaboratively with my partner to solve the various problem-solving questions, especially with the time limit and point-earning system which gave all the students a sense of competitiveness and adrenaline and made the incursion that more enjoyable and memorable. I highly appreciated the explanations and diverse strategies that our instructors showed us, which we could apply to each question. I liked how there were different ways we could approach the overall course, with varied levels of difficulty and outcomes. Overall, I very much enjoyed this opportunity we were given to expand our knowledge in mathematics, problem-solving and collaborative skills.”

Elina Degani

“The Maths incursion was, to borrow a mathematical term, of infinite value in expanding the boundaries of our finite minds. Not only did we engage competitively with fellow students in our class but also with girls in all the other classes for mouth-watering chocolates. During the competition, we learned about alternative ways to calculate simple problems; different but quick and effective ways. The competition engendered a spirit of camaraderie and friendly rivalry. It helped to make us cooperative learners and at the same time fiercely independent thinkers, who can truly ‘think outside the square’.  We learned as much from bouncing ideas off one another as we did from the questions themselves. This incursion allowed us to work in teams productively and overall, it was an achievement that rendered me speechless with the sheer pleasure of the many ‘aha’ moments my partner, Aimee Harrison and I shared upon discovering short-cuts to solutions.“

Christiana Vella 

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