A total of 76 Year 5 and Year 6 students from different primary schools have recently completed the sixth edition of the High 5 Junior Mathematicians Challenge.
This enrichment opportunity targeting mathematically talented students is organised by the Science Centre Pembroke within the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes. Over 254 students from 58 schools were initially nominated to participate in this year’s edition of the High 5 Junior Mathematicians Challenge.
During the five online after-school workshops, students were actively engaged in hands-on, enquiry-based, challenging mathematics tasks.
This year’s High 5 Junior Mathematicians winner is Daniel Grech (Theresa Nuzzo School) while Nathan Tedesco (St Nicholas College, Attard Primary) is the Top Performing Year 5 finalist.
The first 10 places in this challenge (in alphabetical order):
- Arthur Michael Meli (San Anton School)
- Ben Chetcuti (De La Salle College)
- Cristina Falzon (Gozo College, Xewkija Primary) – 2nd place
- Daniel Grech (Theresa Nuzzo School) – 1st place
- Joy Mizzi (Maria Regina College, Mosta Primary B) – 3rd place
- Julian Zammit (St Francis School, Cospicua)
- Michael Gauci (St Theresa College, B’Kara Primary)
- Nathan Tedesco (St Nicholas College, Attard Primary) – 3rd place
- Tristan Chircop Cohen (Theresa Nuzzo School) – 3rd place
- Wilmar Sciberras (St Benedict College, Żurrieq Primary) – 2nd place
All winners were presented awards by HSBC Malta Foundation. Furthermore, to celebrate the journey of all participating students who made it to the final round, they were invited to participate in a summer STEM Camp at the Malta National Aquarium. The summer STEM Camps are organised by the Science Centre Pembroke in collaboration with the team at the Malta National Aquarium and sponsored by HSBC Malta Foundation.
Many High 5 finalists described their High 5 Journey and their love for Mathematics through short videos they produced themselves. Watch HERE.
The next edition of the High 5 Junior Mathematicians Challenge will be announced through an official circular issued by DLAP towards the beginning of October.