On Wednesday the 28th September a Public Consultation meeting took place at the Secondary School in Victoria. The public was invited to consult over the new proposed reforms to the Education Act. Among those who attended were the Onor. Minister for Education and Employment and Mr. Victor Galea, Gozo College Principal.
The annual Mental Math International Championship is a Mathematics competition for students aged between 6 and 15 years. Students in different year groups can participate in one of nine different competition categories depending on their age.
The competition promotes interest in mental Mathematics and nurtures skills in number and mental calculations. It aims at reinforcing the learning of Mathematics through constructive play. The competition seeks to discover and celebrate local talent in mental Mathematics.
Schools are encouraged to participate in the 11th edition of the Mental Math International Championship. The teacher coordinating the activity is kindly requested to register the school through the online link www.mentalmathcompetition.com . Registration is open till Tuesday, 31st January 2017. Participation is free of charge.
Following registration, students are encouraged to become familiar with the rules of the game and to practise with their peers using the superTmatik Mental Math cards. These cards may be bought online (refer to above weblink).
It is recommended that initially the competition is held at school-level such that the school finalists in each category can be identified. The finalists’ names for the grand final competition are then registered online by Friday, 21st April 2017. The Grand Online Final competition will take place between Monday, 24th April and Friday, 12th May 2017.
For further information teachers are kindly requested to contact the Education Officers for Mathematics on 25982908 (Primary) and 25982911(Secondary).
Thank you for your collaboration.
See page 17 of the The Learning Teacher Magazine for a feature of the ‘Show and Do’ which took place at the Gozo College San Lawrenz School.