Orange schools urged to register for Maths Competition
The call is out for primary schools in Orange to register for the 2019 Newcastle Permanent Primary School Mathematics Competition—the longest running annual mathematics competition of its kind in Australia.
In August last year, almost 19,000 primary students from more than 310 schools across regional NSW sat the 38th annual Competition, with this year’s shaping up to be even bigger.
The Competition was popular in Orange last year, with four schools participating, in which a total of 258 local year five and six students tested their math mettle in the 35-question paper completed without the use of a calculator, ruler, or any other mathematical instrument.
Newcastle Permanent’s Branch Manager, Shaun McNiven said he wanted local schools to show the rest what they could do while having fun with maths.
“I’m so proud to be a part of the Orange community and I believe that we have many students in our region who really enjoy maths and like to test their problem-solving skills. I’m urging all our local primary schools – private and public – to get on board with the Newcastle Permanent Primary School Mathematics Competition,” he said.
“To be part of the Competition, schools need to register before Friday 10 May. I urge students and parents to contact their school Principal if they’d like to participate.
“The Competition is for all skill levels and encourages students to become enthusiastic about maths, challenging them to rely on their problem-solving skills, and creating a fun opportunity to apply maths to real-life settings.
“The top performing students in each region are invited to our annual awards presentations to celebrate their achievements with their family and other maths whizzes, with selected young mathematicians invited to attend the annual Maths Camp to further enhance their mathematical talent,” Shaun McNiven said.
“In 2018 we had a great result in Orange with Krishan Kandeepan from Kinross Wolaroi School, Orange receiving the Orange District Year 5 Award.”
Registrations for the competition close Friday, 10 May 2019. More information and past exam papers and answers can be found at www.newcastlepermanent.com.au/maths-comp
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