Views on Maths Week 2014
By Nadia in 4H
During Maths Week 2014, there were lots of exciting things going on. One of the really cool things was a play called, ‘Countback Kid’. It was on the second day of Maths Week. It was the most exciting and mesmerising play to watch-and SUPER funny! The play was about cowboys/girls in a desert. One of the cowboys was using a cowgirl to help him find treasure that he couldn’t find on his own because his Maths skills had much to be desired. The cowgirl was fantastic with Maths number skills and taught us some cool tricks to solve problems.
Earlier in the play, someone else was looking for the treasure too. His gun got replaced with a banana, but he didn’t even know! He tried getting out his ‘gun’ to shoot the person who was looking for the treasure, but then, he pulled out a BANANA. Ha, ha, ha!!! It was really good because I enjoyed solving the Maths problems while they tried to find the treasure. They showed us how decimals work, awesome division tricks and all sorts.
One of the actors even sat on Mrs Charalambous for a laugh. It took her totally by surprise. She was shocked!!! It was the funniest play we’ve ever seen (at least, in my opinion). We learnt so many things during the performance.
On the last day of Maths Week (Friday), we had a Maths quiz and ‘St Francis Has Got Talent’ show- SO MUCH FUN! Two of my classmates were in the years 3and 4 quiz and had a seriously BIG, BIG, BIG contest. The contestants had lots of things to do, including Maths problems that were really interesting and funny! One of the codes that was cracked even said, “Mr McDermott is the best!’ Ha!
Mr Low and Mr McDermott are really hilarious when they run things together; they’re like evil twins! To start the year group quizzes, they both said a joke and Mr Low asked us to only laugh at his joke, then, Mr McDermott did the same thing. After that, we had ‘St. Francis Has Got Talent’. Unfortunately, my class didn’t win, but the children who won were really good. I don’t actually mind that we didn’t win because… WE’RE ALL WINNERS!
Another highlight of Maths Week was the daily challenges. Miss Greenaway gave the whole school a challenge every day to take home and solve with our parents. Each answer formed a code which would open a safe which held the prize for the winner. There was a buzz around our school all week. The overall winner was Jeremiah from Class 6G.
As the Maths slogan says, “We love Maths, Maths is Cool!” I can’t wait for Maths Week next year!