On Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 August, 28 of our learners travelled down to the Barfoot and Thompson Stadium in the city, to take part in this year’s Mathex competitions. The competitions were held on separate nights – with the Year 9 and 10 teams competing on the Wednesday evening, and the Year 7 and 8 teams on the Thursday evening.
Each team consisted of 4 members – 3 ‘math experts’ and one ‘math expert/runner’. Around 140 teams from various different schools in Auckland competed each evening, so a total of around 1100 learners took part.
Although none of our teams gained places this year, everyone who took part agreed that it was a great experience, and they are already looking forward to taking part again next year. It really was amazing to see so many students from so many different schools taking part, and being so energetic and enthusiastic about Math.