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Primary Maths FOBISIA Competition, Shanghai

11 March 2015

Last week, four very talented mathematicians set off from Tu Xuong Primary to take part in the annual Primary Maths


competition, hosted by

BIS Puxi, Shanghai

. This year 31 schools and 128 children competed.

TX FOBISIA Maths 2015

The competition kicked off with a maths trail at a local park, where Jeanette, Yu Gyeong, Andrew and Shao Fu were mixed with others from different schools to complete a series of questions and solve problems about their surroundings.

FOBISIA Maths 2015

In the afternoon it was down to business, as the children sat down to four gruelling individual papers that tested their mathematical abilities greatly.

BIS Tu Xuong Primary Students competing in FOBISIA Maths Competition, Shanghai 2015 BIS Tu Xuong Primary Students competing in FOBISIA Maths Competition, Shanghai 2015

After a very busy first day, the teams were treated to a pizza feast, before heading in to downtown Shanghai for a cruise on the river to see the bright lights of the city.

BIS Tu Xuong Primary Students at FOBISIA Maths Competition, Shanghai 2015

The next day brought about the team challenges, where the children worked together to complete a written, logic and spatial test. After lunch they competed in a split relay before the construction challenge. This year’s task was to create a land vehicle that would be propelled by the power of two large fans; points were awarded for how far the team’s vehicle travelled. Team work and co-operative skills were vital in this challenge and our children did us very proud.

Tu Xuong Primary at FOBISIA Maths 2015 BIS Tu Xuong Primary Students competing in FOBISIA Maths Competition, Shanghai 2015

After the final scores were totalled up, each school gathered to claim their participation medals and hear the final results. I am delighted to announce that the TX finished an incredible fourth in the competition! Individually, our children were also very strong. Shao Fu finished an incredible 28


out of 128, which for a Year 5 child competing against older children is a wonderful achievement.

I am extremely proud of each of the children involved; they worked wonderfully as a team and their dedication and responsible attitude was a credit to our school.

Whilst the FOBISIA team was travelling, each Milepost at TX was involved in a competition of their own, the 1


Mathletics FOBISIA Challenge.  Each participating FOBISIA school was given the chance to enter a two day online competition. I am thrilled to say that TX Milepost 1 accumulated the most points over the two days to win the competition. They will receive a year’s free subscription to Mathletics. Well done to all the children in MP1 for their hard work.

Mr Rob Wilson, Year 5 Teacher and Maths Leader at BIS Tu Xuong Primary