THEY’RE good with numbers at Terang.
Terang College has excelled in the Australian Maths Challenge, with its secondary students winning at national level and its primary pupils winning at state level.
Up to 60 children from the school’s primary and secondary grades took part in the challenge, an online maths competition that students could compete over a two-day period during the first week of September.
They competed against nearly 450,000 students from 4882 schools across Australia to come away with their national and state titles.
Terang College principal Adam Box said the school had a big focus on numeracy skills and its maths co-ordinator Ben Dennis, a graduate teacher, had generated a lot of enthusiasm for the skill.
Mr Dennis had been the students’ maths coach and held meetings with them to help them perform at their best in the competition.
All students from throughout the school had the opportunity to take part, Mr Box said.
“The students wanted to do well and obviously they did,” he said.
“We are very proud of them.”
The school won seven tablet learning devices for its success and Mr Box said he expected they would be used by maths classes to further improve students’ numeracy skills.