Aloha College Marbella had a truly international feel last weekend as we welcomed 250 students and teachers from around the world for the International School Maths Teaching Federation, Middle School competition organised by our school.
Students began by competing in teams of three to solve 12 grueling rounds of mathematical puzzles under a tight time limit. Saturday afternoon provided opportunities for students to get to know each other as they worked on some practical maths challenges – escaping from zombies, learning to play the currency markets and paper clip topology to name just a few!
On Sunday the students were again mixed into teams of 6 for the ‘Sunday Chase’, a frantic race around the school cracking codes and solving yet more puzzles. Our Aloha College representatives – Pablo Benet Vincenti, Sofía Elaily López, Adrian Ogrzewalski, Iker Yang, Álvaro Sánchez Valenzuela, Martin Brun and Marco Santaella – acquitted themselves well against the tough competition, with Sofia coming away with a gold medal in the Sunday Chase!
From the year 12 students, who planned team building activities on the beach for Friday night, to the army of volunteers who provided outstanding support our visitors, this was a college wide undertaking. The maths department would like to thank everybody who helped make the event such a resounding success.