On 21st August 2018, our school’s top 8 math problem-solvers in year 7 and 8 attended the Cantamath challenge at the Horncastle Arena. The year 7s started first and the team quickly gained points on the board and a place in the front bunch of teams. They finished an admirable 5th of 94 teams and were one of ONLY six teams in year 7 to gain the ‘golden ticket’ meaning they achieved a perfect score of 100 points.
Next was the year 8 team who were eager to improve on the previous year’s score. They started in the middle of the pack, but their tenacity saw them move up the rankings. The team stalled at question 13, but after a gap of 7 minutes, they were off again. Their final score was an admirable 85 points which put them in 10th position out of the 93 teams and a much-improved placing from 2017.
Ka mau te wehi!