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A fantastic performance by our Maths team in the FOBISIA Primary Maths Challenge

27 March 2018

Last week our school maths team went to the FOBISIA (Federation of British International Schools in Asia) Primary Maths Challenge, which was held in Ho Chi Minh City.


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This is an extremely prestigious Maths competition, where the best Mathematicians in Asia compete to find out who is the best individually, and which school has the best team.

This year, 30 of the top British schools in Asia competed in the competition. It was a fantastic competition with questions, which challenged children to apply their knowledge, solve spatial problems, and then show great team work, inventiveness and creativity to construct a ramp which they used to help them hit a target.

The four children who were chosen to represent our school were Naho Sasaki, Natalie Lin, Fei Wu and Razam Sherwani.

Our maths team tackled every round with confidence and worked as a team to solve the many challenges. Their brilliant effort meant that they finished 4th in the competition which is a very good result.

In the Individual competition the children did extremely well and Naho managed to come 3rd out of 120 children.

Razam Sherwani said of the competition:

“I really enjoyed meeting new people who also love maths. My favourite round was the puzzle round because we did things that we didn’t practice for, so we had to think on our feet. Also the buffet was very impressive. (Especially the spicy stuff)”

Naho Sasaki said of the competition:

“I really had fun in this FOBISIA Maths competition. I especially enjoyed the relay round which we came second in. I also liked making new friends from other schools. It was difficult to say goodbye to them. I was really happy when I found out that I came third in the individual round! I will always remember this competition.”

Natalie Lin said of the competition:

“I really enjoyed making friends with people from different places. My favourite round was the relay round because we did maths and running at the same time. Surprisingly we got second place in that round! The FOBISIA Maths competition was lots of fun.

Fei Wu said of the competition:

“I really enjoyed the FOBISIA Maths competition. Although we didn’t win, I enjoyed making friends with children in other schools. My favourite round was the maths trail because we went around a park while doing questions, although it was a very hot day.”

Andrew Foster, Math Team coach