17 Aug Celebrating Maths Week with a Pi Competition

Maths Week is a premier mathematics event in the New Zealand school calendar, and Nayland College students have enjoyed an interactive week of mathematics challenges, one of which was the highly acclaimed annual ‘Pi competition’.

The Pi Competition is a crowd favourite event at Nayland College. which encourages student engagement with mathematics.

Everything around us behaves in mathematically determined ways, so by default maths is very applicable to the real world and events like Maths Week help to demonstrate this and show that Maths can be fun!

The stand out individuals from the Pi Competition were as follows:

Junior Winners

1st place equal – Chloe & Julia Hamilton – recall 383

2nd place –  Zena Denton – recall 187

3rd place – Luke Denton – recall 122

Senior Winners

1st place: Ben Kirby- recall 419

2nd place: Kane Diedrichs – recall 119

3rd place: Jake McNaughton – recall 116

Houses placings:

1st Pegasus, 2nd Phoenix, 3rd Draco, 4th Aquila

Staff Winner: Hamish McLellan – recall 105

By Nayland College