Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Math Counts!

Let’s face it. Math is an important part of every student's learning. The Math Department at WTCS is made up of a group of highly committed teachers who are doing their absolute best to help WTCS students thrive in the world of numeracy. Simply put, math counts.

For students that like competition, one of the best ways to develop math skills is to consider entering one of the three big math contests held annually for mathematics students. These are the Pascal, Cayley and Fermat Math contests for grade 9, 10, and 11. The aim of the contests is is to provide an opportunity for students to have fun and to develop their mathematical problem solving ability.

The most senior students at WTCS get a chance to write the Euclid Math contest which is designed primarily for students in the last year of secondary school.

 Western students have placed very well in past competitions. Each of the top five competitors in the country receive a Gold Medal and a cash prize of $500. If you’re interested in competing, don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Montagnese or any of the other math teachers at Western. They’ll be thrilled by your interest.

But not everybody is a math whizz. Western is highly committed to helping all students achieve their maximum potential for numeracy. If you need help with math there are several links that you can follow below. Don’t be shy. Get with the program, math counts!

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