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Horizon Maths Competition

Horizon Maths Competition

6 June 2019

Wow, what an event that was held at the Artscape this past Saturday night.

A total of 15 453 learners from 90 schools in the Western Cape took part in this year’s Horizon Maths Competition.

More than 2 000 of those learners from 78 schools qualified to take part in the second round of the competition and 170 learners from 41 schools were invited to the prize-giving.

Dr Peter Beets, Deputy Director-General: Curriculum & Assessment Management, was guest speaker at the event.

“It was wonderful to see so many young maths participants and passionate teachers at the event. What struck me the most, however, was the support of parents who are walking the road with their children.”

“It is also important that we all realise that maths is more than just division, subtraction and multiplication. It is about developing skills for the 21st century – preparing our learners in other areas such as problem solving and logical and systematic reasoning. These skills can be also be learned from maths,” he said.

The top ten Grade 7 learners in the competition were:

Maia Birch - Rustenburg Girls' Junior School
Jonathan Schlesinger - Rondebosch Boys' Prep. School
Jan Karsten - Laerskool Jan van Riebeeck
Aidan Herbertson - Somerset House Prep. School
Raaid Fajandar - Hendrik Louw Primary School
Christian Kolbè - Outeniqua Primary School
Sienna Dibowitz - Herzlia Middle School
Etienne Toerien - Rondebosch Boys'
Mike Wang - Hendrik Louw Primary School
Matthew Arnott - Rondebosch Boys'

Congratulations to all the prize winners, finalists and schools. We look forward to the next competition!

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