On the 23 June, the 2021 Casio Calculator Competition for Year 11 students was held at Hagley Community College. Four of our outstanding students took part in the team competition where there were four rounds, each with a set time limit.
Each team member had their own set of problems to work through. The sets have similar problems but the numbers are different. Our team consisted of committed young mathematicians – Lauren (MlT), Mubasshira (TfM), Faith (AyM), and Wajihah (CkM).
Between team rounds, heats of the individual challenges were held. Lauren competed against others in a 20 quick-fire mental mathematical quiz without the use of calculators. Although our team was not able stay in the top three, they were able to exhibit enjoyment, genuine camaraderie, teamwork, and resilience.