On Friday 6 October, a group of 12 students from Key Stage 3 visited Sotogrande International School to take part in their annual mathematics competition. This competition focuses on applying maths to problem solving and kinaesthetic activities. This year students tackled four challenges:
- Building a tower that a marble would run down in the longest time possible
- A swimming pool challenge finding and solving problems
- A maths casino in which students gambled points based on how confident they were in answering questions
- A treasure hunt requiring the use of ciphers to crack codes
For most challenges students competed in mixed groups working with students from other international schools. It was fantastic to watch the Aloha students confidently take the lead within their groups whilst still listening carefully to the opinions of others. Their use of algebra and BoDMAS throughout the day was flawless and contributed to the presence of Aloha students in the winning teams for all activities.