LTMA honours maths whizz-kids

2018-11-28 06:00
Top achievers from Stanger Manor Primary School with their teachers and principal Isaac Abraham.PHOTO: supplied

Top achievers from Stanger Manor Primary School with their teachers and principal Isaac Abraham.PHOTO: supplied

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THE Lower Tugela Maths Association (LTMA) honoured the top primary school mathematics achievers at a glittering awards presentation banquet held at a packed KwaDukuza Town Hall last Wednesday night.

Earlier in the year, the Lower Tugela Maths Association hosted two mathematics games for pupils from grades 4 to 7. The top three pupils in the maths games (Math-a-Move and Top 20) were invited to the awards banquet on Wednesday and received certificates and trophies for their outstanding effort.

Prospect Farm, Glenhills Primary, Enkukwini, Stanger Heights and Dawnview excelled in the Math-a-Move competition.

In the Top 20 competition KwaDukuza Primary, Glenhills, Prospect Farm and Lee Primary featured prominently.

The popular Maths Relay/Challenge offered pupils an opportunity to show off their problem solving skills by pitting themselves against pupils from other schools.

At the end of the first round of the Maths Relay/Challenge, the top pupils were invited to participate in round two under supervision of the officials of the LTMA.

Stanger Heights, Dawnview, ZMS, KwaDukuza Primary and Manor Primary were used as venues for round two of the Maths Relay/Challenge. The top 20 achievers from grades 3 to 7 were invited to the awards before the names of the top three were announced by compères Thula Somduth and Thunga Reddy. Trophies and certificates were awarded to the top 20 achievers in the Maths Relay/Challenge.

For the first time in the history of the Maths Relay/Challenge, Stanger Manor Primary made a clean sweep, securing the top spot in grades three, four, five, six and seven.

Isaac Abraham, principal of Stanger Manor Primary, attributed the success to the hard work of the teachers, who spent many hours after school preparing the pupils for the competition.

Phambela Circuit SEM, Mr. T. Woodraj, commended the officials of LTMA for promoting mathematics among school children in the Stanger Circuit and urged other schools to participate in the competitions in the new year.

Nombuso Makhaza, mathematics subject adviser in the iLembe District, was thrilled with the sterling work done by the officials of the LTMA under the leadership of Isaac Abraham, and congratulated pupils on the outstanding achievement.

She was excited to see the tremendous support of more than 300 parents at the awards banquet and thanked them for their support in promoting mathematics in primary school.

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