Participating in the Math Association of WA Math Quest for the first time this year, has been full of discovery and success for some of our Year 6 students.
The students spent many weeks looking at real life situations and then independently found a mathematical investigation that they wished to solve.
Having a positive mathematical mindset, they utilised many problem solving strategies to submit their entries. This week our students were honoured to attend the MAWA Math Quest presentation ceremony, and received recognition for their submissions. Ashvin’s project, ‘Which transportation if the most efficient?’ received a Distinction. Zara, Lucy, Mai and Elijah’s project ‘Saving the planet, one piece of paper at a time’, received a High Distinction. This project was also submitted to the National Math Talent Quest where they were recognised for being a Participant.
Saving the planet – Zara, Lucy, Mai and Elijah
Zara, Lucy, Mia and Eliijah decided to use their mathematical skills to determine ‘If we didn’t use paper for a year, how many trees would we save?’ To break this down further Zara said that their aim was to save our beautiful planet from destruction by investigating the impact of digitising our learning here at JSRACS, instead of using printed worksheets.
Below is the presentation that earned these students a high distinction and has opened the eyes of the Associate Principals and started the conversation of change.