Region's young brains take on Maths Team Challenge

19th May 2017 3:20 PM
James Nash State High School teacher Michael Price with student Rhys Naidoo at last year's Maths Challenge. James Nash State High School teacher Michael Price with student Rhys Naidoo at last year's Maths Challenge.

GYMPIE region high school students will pit their knowledge against each other at the annual Maths Team Challenge on Tuesday, May 23.

The event is run by James Nash High Maths department and held at Hamilton Hall at Gympie State High School.

The challenge takes up the entire morning with trophies presented by Gympie Mayor Mick Curran at noon.

Trophies up for grabs at this year's Maths Challenge.
Trophies up for grabs at this year's Maths Challenge.

The Maths Team Challenge has been running for five years and is enjoyed by students in three divisions - junior (Years 7 and 8), intermediate (9 and 10) and senior (11 and12).

The challenge usually involves a team and relay event but, this year, a third event for individual responses has been included.

It is anticipated that brains will be working overtime and enthusiasm will be high in another strong competition.

Last year, St Patrick's College took out the senior trophy, with James Nash State High taking out the intermediate and junior.

Who will win this time?