This week our Senior School girls participated in a very special SHSH tradition - “The Amazing Math Race.” A total of 31 teams in Grades 7 and 8 competed in the Race while Grade 9 students hosted in 16 different country stations spread throughout the School.
At the beginning of the Race, each team received a “passport” and they had to travel from country to country by solving math problems that included logic puzzles and physical and mental puzzles. Every time they solved a puzzle, they received a signature on their passport and moved to the next country.
Argentina, France, China, and Mexico, were some of the 16 countries that were part of the Race, and our Grade 9 students did a great job making our contestants feel like they were actually traveling to the country they represented.
Congratulations to the winners:
1st Place - Hannah Sarty and Madison Yould
2nd Place - Mica White and Elianne Cao
3rd Place - Aine Heavey and Mabel Gerard
And well done to Béa Cameron and Olivia Joli who hosted the top country - France!
Special thanks to Ms. Bekkers, Ms. Hipson and Ms. McMullen for taking on this event with such great enthusiasm and dedication. It was a fantastic team-building opportunity and the most perfect way for our students to have fun with math.