Mathletics Puzzle Contest

Mathletics is a puzzle contest which is organized by Paradise High School Mathematics Department. It is an international contest which is organized in PNG, Myanmar, Maldives and Laos. There are 3 levels in the contest. Upper Primary Level is for grade 7 and 8 students, Lower Secondary is for grade 9 and 10 and Upper Secondary is for grade 11 and 12 students. For each category, there are 20 questions with different points according to the level of difficulty. The questions are prepared in cooperation with the teachers of the Mathematics Department of the sister school in Myanmar. Most of the questions are original and some are taken and modifed from different resources. The questions are not directly related to the curriculum, however, require basic Mathematics skills such as four operations. The questions are focusing on critical and lateral thinking skills which require looking at the questions from a different perspective.
The aim of this contest is to promote Mathematics in PNG, improve the level of Mathematics and thinking skills of the students. Since most of the students are having difficulties in Mathematics, Mathletics becomes a very important tool to achieve our goals stated above.
The 2nd Mathletics Puzzle Contest was conducted at Paradise High School on 13th August, Saturday. It has become an annual event on the calendar of the system and private schools in Port Moresby. This year, there was a total of 342 students from 18 primary, high and secondary schools. 133 primary students from 10 schools, 80 lower secondary students from 11 schools and 129 upper secondary students from 11 schools have taken part in the 2nd Mathletics Puzzle Contest.
After marking of all the papers, the results were announced on 27th August at Paradise High School and in the school’s website www.pngparadise.com. One week later on 3th September, Prize-Giving Ceremony was held successfully at the school with the participation of Top 20 students from each level, their parents, their Mathematics teachers, principals and special guests. There were special prizes for the top 20 students. The students between position 20 and 11 have got Paradise cap and Mathletics t-shirt and certificate of participation. The students between position 10 and 4 have got the same prizes and in addition a story book. The students who made it to top 3 have got the same prizes, a medal and money prize. The money prizes and names for the top 3 were as follows:

Upper Primary

Level (G7&8)

Lower Secondary

 Level (G9&10)

Upper Secondary

Level (G11&12)

1st place: K200

1st place: K250

1st place: K300

2nd place: K150

2nd place: K200

2nd place: K250

3rd place: K100

3rd place: K150

3rd place: K200

UPPER PRIMARY LEVEL

Position

Name

Surname

School

1

Penelen

Arada

Waigani Primary School

2

Vegofi

Vegofi

June Valley Primary School

3

Hong'Nakii Anthony

Bade

POMIS

LOWER SECONDARY LEVEL

Position

Name

Surname

School

1

Raphael

Purkii

St Charles Lwanga High School

2

Natarajan

Lekshmi

Port Moresby International School

3

Ignatius

Tusais

Jubilee Catholic S S.

UPPER SECONDARY LEVEL

Position

Name

Surname

School

1

Hannah

Ilave

Port Moresby International School

2

Samantha

Vodo

Jubilee Catholic S. S.

3

Carlos

Sinyoi

Paradise High School

We are looking forward to meeting with you 3rd Mathletics Puzzle Contest in 2012.

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