Mathematics Special Interest Group
The purpose of the Mathematics special interest group is to transform practice through professional learning opportunities that feature leading practice and are evidence-led; a further goal is, where appropriate, to create research and/or research opportunities around particular problems of practice.
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Meet the committee
Individual Challenge: Online Event
STUDENTS WORK INDEPENDENTLY
to complete 4 rounds of 8 questions(worth 1 point each). The students in a team work on a different round at the same time. Each round lasts for 16 minutes (128 points available).
EACH TEAM WORKS ON
a set of 5 questions worth 2 points each.
16 minutes per-round (40 points available)
EACH TEAM WORKS ON
a set of 3 problems worth 10 points each.
to solve each problem (30 points available).
We have put together a collection of many of the competition questions from throughout the years. It is a huge resource and it fantastic to use to help prepare teams for future Math Quests and also can be helpful to find challenging activities for math classes.
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We have also put together information for schools who are planning to host a future Math Quest tournament. This information will hopefully guide you through the process and help ensure the event is a great success.
The ECIS Math Quest competition has had a long and interesting history. The competition was started by a lady called Monica Parker from Madrid who actually had participated in a type of Math Quest when she was a child. She thought it would be a great idea for her students. She was a member of an ECIS committee and through this connection and her hard work the first event was organised.
Initially, the competitions were not as competitive as they are today as the focus was more on just having a good time with Math. In the early years only the top three teams found out their place and everyone received a certificate. The competition actually ended with all the coaches getting together and making suggestions of how it could be improved for the next year.
A funny tale was when the actual trophy was accidentally dropped and was broken. Luckily they were able to find the same sculptor in Madrid and she was able to remake the trophy.
Below you will find a list of the host schools and winners from throughout the years. As you will notice we actually haven’t been able to find out the host school for the early years. If you know please let us know.
2022 – Online
2020 – Host: St Georges Luxembourg (cancelled due to COVID-19)
1998 – Winner: Antwerp International School
1997 – Winner: International School Frankfurt
1996 – Winner: International School of Amsterdam