Numbers game: 27 schools take part in mathathon

  • Mathathon at the Bermuda Institute. Pictured from left: Math Man and Michael Simons (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Mathathon at the Bermuda Institute. Pictured from left: Math Man and Michael Simons (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

  • Planet Math: Kevin Warner

    Planet Math: Kevin Warner

  • Mathathon at the Bermuda Institute (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Mathathon at the Bermuda Institute (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

  • Mathathon at the Bermuda Institute (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Mathathon at the Bermuda Institute (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

  • Mathathon at the Bermuda Institute (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Mathathon at the Bermuda Institute (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

  • Mathathon at the Bermuda Institute (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Mathathon at the Bermuda Institute (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

  • Mathathon at the Bermuda Institute (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Mathathon at the Bermuda Institute (Photograph by Akil Simmons)


Bermudian students’ maths skills will be put to the test this winter as 27 primary and middle schools are set to take part in the 2019-2020 Mathathon.

Over the course of five months, 348 students will compete in 29 scheduled mathathons while hundreds of other students watch in an effort to inspire them to enjoy mathematics.

Kevin Warner, founder of Planet Math, said: “Growing students’ confidence and changing the narrative that learning mathematics can be a fun and engaging experience is our vision at Planet Math.

“The mathathons will create the opportunity for students to showcase their maths aptitude in a fun and interactive setting.

“With attractive prizes from Welch’s to be rewarded to each participant, and the roll-out of our enthusiastic mascot, the Mathathon will place a positive light on the maths culture and support our commitment to making maths more meaningful.”

As part of the Mathathon series, each school will select 12 students to participate, creating two teams of six.

During an hourlong special assembly, questions will be asked to each contestant for points.

Participating children and those in the audience will learn and feel supported by professional maths tutors and the powerful mind of “Math Man” who will be supporting the host in creating a fun event. Planet Math and RG Kids organised the event series, with Welch’s Juice Company leading a list of sponsors including Aspen, Belco, One Communications, Renaissance Re and Validus Re.

Michael Grier, commercial director of Bermuda Press (Holdings) Ltd, parent company for RG Kids, said: “When Planet Math approached us with this idea, we saw a tangible opportunity to do good in Bermuda’s schools.

“Maths education has immense benefits. Students that embrace the subject have many doors opened to them.

“We are so pleased that six sponsors have come on board. Their backing makes it possible to apply resources to execute the mathathons. We’re very thankful for their support.”

You must be registered or signed-in to post comment or to vote.

Published Nov 18, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Nov 18, 2019 at 7:37 am)

Numbers game: 27 schools take part in mathathon

What you
Need to
Know
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon

  • Take Our Poll

    • What sport do you most prefer to read about in the RG?
    • Athletics
    • 7%
    • Boxing/Martial Arts
    • 16%
    • Cricket
    • 7%
    • Football
    • 22%
    • Golf/Tennis
    • 5%
    • Rugby Union
    • 19%
    • Sailing
    • 12%
    • Swimming/Cycling/Triathlon
    • 11%
    • Total Votes: 3826
    • Poll Archive

    Today's Obituaries

    eMoo Posts