THE aim of the inaugural Peel Mathematics Competition was for Rockingham students to ‘Have Sum Fun’.
The Mathematics Association of Western Australia held two face-to-face competitions in the Peel region; a Year 5 and 6 category and a Year 7 and 8 category.
Schools throughout the region were invited to compete for the honour of being awarded the champion school.
The initiative used a quiz-night format with teams of six students racing against the clock to solve four intense rounds of eight challenging problems.
Problem solving is one of the proficiencies used in the New Australian Mathematics Curriculum.
When learning mathematics through problem solving, students are able to develop highly desired 21st century transferable skills such as communication, critical and computational thinking.
Rockingham Senior High School hosted the inaugural Peel competitions and students from both state and private schools competed side by side in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.
Winners of the events received an individual trophy as well as a plaque for their school.
There were also prizes and certificates for all place-getters.
Year 5 and 6
Fredrick Irwin Anglican School 1st
Mandurah Catholic College 2nd
Singleton Primary School 3rd
Rockingham Beach Primary School 4th
Year 7 and 8
South Coast Baptist College 1st
Tranby College 2nd
Tranby College 3rd
John Tonkin College 4th.
Singleton Primary School and South Coast Baptist College were also commended for receiving a perfect round.