Math Teams find the right combination

RGS students once again excelled in the long standing Maths Teams Challenge.

The School’s A teams won Year 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12 divisions while B teams in Year 7, 8 and 11 placed second and the Year 12 B team placed third. Year 12 student Chelsea Wu also outperformed all other Year 11 and Year 12 competitors to win the Rex Boggs Award.

RGS Teacher-in-Charge of the Maths Team Challenge Mr Peter Delley said this was a unique competition in Queensland where students had the opportunity to compete as a team in a subject that is sadly often only judged by its individual results.

“Mathematics is the beautiful language that we use to describe and explain the world around us and this competition allows our students the opportunity to work as a team to solve challenging and interesting problems,’’ Mr Delley said.

“It is this opportunity to work as a team that drives the continual interest each year in participating in this competition.”