This year, six Rainy River District School Board students travelled to Thunder Bay on Saturday, April 28 to compete in the 15th-annual Math Olympics held by the Northwestern Ontario Association for Mathematics Education.
This fun but challenging competition, for students in Grades 7 and 8, attracted about 150 students from schools across the region to participate in individual tests and group activities.
Students were required to demonstrate their understanding of mathematical concepts, their ability to solve problems, and to communicate their knowledge in various applied situations.
Gold-medalists in each division have the opportunity to compete in the 2012 Ontario Math Olympics held in Waterloo.
Congratulations to all participants and to Robert Moore School student Judy Wu, who achieved a silver medal in the Grade 7 girls’ division of the competition.
All Robert Moore School students performed exceptionally well, with Connor Bates finishing in the top 10 for the Grade 7 boys’ division and Robyn French finishing in the top 10 for the Grade 7 girls’ division.
“The Math Olympics is an amazing opportunity for Grade 7 and 8 ‘Mathletes’ in the district to show their math skills,” said Robert Moore School teacher/Math Olympics coach Dana Kosowick.
“It is great to see so many like-minded students gathered together on a Saturday morning answering problems, talking through answers, and playing math games.
“The students from our board were excellent ambassadors of Robert Moore School and represented our district well,” Kosowick added.