ISP Schools globally were a part of the ISP Maths Challenge that took place November, and our students at Reach were actively engaged in honing their Maths skills, while competing with their peers globally.
Students use Mathletics on a day to day basis to complete curriculum activities. Points are collected for each correct answer, and you receive a weekly ranking based on how many points you accumulate.
Audrey, one of our Year 7 students, took to the competition wholeheartedly, and spent at least a day (both in school and at home) on completing the Mathletics Challenges. During one of the weeks of the challenge, she managed to accumulate 6,000 points, and it landed her in the Mathletics Hall of Fame.
The Mathletics Hall of Fame recognized high achieving students regionally and globally.
We asked Aubrey about her feelings on being a Hall of Famer and she said, “When I made it to the Hall of Fame I was enthusiastically amazed by my achievement and I felt very proud of myself. I can’t believe that I made it to the top.”
Aubrey’s parents are happy that she has the opportunity to be a part of such amazing opportunities.
“In my opinion, the ISP challenges provide learning opportunities for the students to further improve their knowledge and build confidence to become independent in their own learning. Since her Hall of Fame achievement Aubrey has been keeping her Maths Skills sharp by consistently using the learning platform to try various online Maths exercises. This has broadened her knowledge and improved her math skills significantly,” said Mrs Marilen Arellano
Audrey is looking forward to other ISP opportunities but is still focused on Maths since it is her favourite subject. She is preparing herself for the next ISP Maths Challenge by doing online maths exercises regularly.
Maths encourages logical reasoning and plays a crucial role in understanding the contents of other school subjects such as science, social studies, and even music and art. Not only this but, Maths supports analytical thinking and better reasoning which is essential in problem‑solving!
During the ISP Maths Challenge, students complete maths activities on the Mathletics platform to score individual points, which in turn also contributes to their school’s overall tally. Students access math activities on the Mathletics platform at home or at school, so it can be used in class, for homework or simply for fun.
For more details on the ISP Maths Challenge and other International Learning Opportunities offered by ISP please visit this page.