15 August 2022

Learning Enhancement News

Article by Karen Perkins | Learning Enhancement Coordinator

Learning Enhancement News

Tournament of Minds

Over 20 of our students are currently involved with the Tournament of Minds (TOM). We have three teams entering this year. They will be undertaking challenges in STEM, the Arts and Social Sciences. The tournament day is scheduled for Sunday 28th August at Deakin University, Waurn Ponds.

The University of Melbourne Mathematics and Statistics research project

The University of Melbourne Mathematics and Statistics research project has been running for nearly a term. Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 have been consistently working on the challenges. The closing date for entries is the 5th August so our students are busy finalising their presentations.

Mathematics Escape room

The University of Melbourne Open Day will take place on Sunday 21 August. There are a few activities at the Parkville campus relating to maths and stats. You may like to check out on the day the Mathematical Escape Room - see if you can work with a team to solve puzzles and problems to unlock the boxes. Book in advance to secure your place! (Suitable for students in Year 10 and above).


STEM and Mathematics -a career that makes a difference

STEM and mathematics careers are some of the most valuable, rewarding, and future focused careers on offer. Have you thought about where continuing to study mathematics could lead you? The Mathematics Association of Victoria (MAV) are conducting a free virtual event for students of year 8 to 12 on Tuesday 16th August, 5.30pm-6.30pm. Bookings can be made at https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events

Victorian Challenge and Enrichment series: Coding Challenges for Extending School Students

Have you got a passion for coding or are you curious to give it a go? Do you have a creative yet logical mind and love to problem solve engaging, real-world problems?

The MAV are producing a 2-stage coding challenge, free of charge to participants and aimed to extend curious minds, nurture passions and support students in refining their coding skills. For further information contact perkinsk@ignatius.vic.edu.au

Karen Perkins | Learning Enhancement Coordinator