Over 6000 schools from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa took part in the recently completed Mathletics Tri-Nations Challenge. 1.5 million students were registered for the event and completed over 2.5m maths activities. Over half of the Students on the winners list were Australian.
Rebekah O’Flaherty, CEO at 3P Learning said “This is the first time we’ve created a challenge specifically for Australia, New Zealand and South Africa and we’ve been blown away by the enthusiasm of the young mathematicians, especially the impressive results showing Australian students leading the way."
The Challenge was open to students from Kindergarten to Year 10, with activities appropriate for all year levels. Split into two rounds, students from registered schools were able to access the program for a training period the week prior to the official competition.
“Our Mathletics program is used by over 4 million students around the world, so there was some fierce competition between those taking part and a number of fantastic record-breaking achievements'" O'Flaherty said.
"We have had such a remarkable response for the first year running, so we look forward to hosting an even greater challenge next year."
The students who scored the most points overall were Caleb H, Reremoana Primary School, New Zealand (Year 6) 200,415 points; Esther S, Rostrata Primary School, WA (Year 6) 182,862 points; and Tarun I, Rostrata Primary School, WA (Year 6) 180,917 points.