Bright young minds go head-to-head in Coast maths tournament

Head of Mathematics at Sunshine Coast Grammar School, Gerry Lynch with some of his maths students

More than 800 of the region’s brightest young minds will converge on the Lake Kawana Community Centre over the next two days to put their minds to the test for the annual Sunshine Coast Mathematics Tournament which is to be held on Wednesday, October 31 and Thursday, November 1.
This tournament has for many years been an integral part of the academic calendar for many Sunshine Coast schools and provides the brightest mathematicians in our schools with the opportunity to participate in a stimulating and competitive environment.
Regional tournament coordinator and Head of Mathematics at Sunshine Coast Grammar School, Gerry Lynch, said that the two-day tournament gives students the opportunity to test their maths skills against other students in the region.
“This is a regional initiative and it is imperative that we give our high achieving maths students the opportunity to work with like-minded peers in a fun, competitive and thought-provoking environment.”
The competition will consist of both individual and team events, where the Year 6 and Year 7 students will compete on day one and Year 8 to Year 12 students will compete on day two.
“I believe that it is important that we promote the study of maths in our schools. The fields of Mathematics, Technology and Engineering are widely considered to be essential underpinnings for the continued development of society,” said Mr Lynch.
“There is a high demand for graduates in the disciplines of Mathematics and Science and the existence of a tournament such as this is vitally important to continue to foster this development within our community.”
The event is to be held at the Kawana Community Centre from 9am to 12:30pm on Wednesday, October 31 and Thursday, November 1.