13 Apr, 2016
10 : 00
Mathematics Week at Yew Wah took place from March 14 to March 18. Students had the opportunity to learn more about mathematics with activities. March 14 was International Pi Day. In Mathematics class, teachers showed a video about the constant number pi. In class we had activities like origami and mathematical art. The main event during Mathematics Week was the “House Activity” which fell on March 17. March 17 is also the day Irish people around the world celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day.
To celebrate this day, we combined Saint Patrick’s Day with Mathematics Week. Our house activity was a mathematics event, which also taught us more about Ireland and Saint Patrick. We also had a lot of fun playing mathematics games. Our activities were mathematics competitions for students from Grade 1 to 13. Students and teachers competed for points by showing their mathematical abilities. We were given facts about Ireland to remember and share. Our activities included mental arithmetic, problem solving, tangram design, as well as physical activities like relay and Frisbee throwing.
We wish to thank all the students for competing so well, and the Mathematics teachers for working together to plan the event. Special thanks to Mr Gareth Obei for overseeing everything and being our master of ceremonies!
Head of Mathematics