The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board will be hosting its Junior Math Challenge on Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School. The day will begin with greetings and a presentation by Jonathan So, an elementary math teacher who is on a quest to bring out the beauty and wonder of math to his students. The day will conclude with an awards ceremony at 1:00 p.m.
Jointly sponsored by the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association – Hamilton-Wentworth Unit and Trustees of the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board, the competition invites junior division students from each school to experience fun-filled and thought-provoking mathematical adventures. Students develop their ability to think and reason, build number sense and computational skills, problem solve and explore various real-life mathematical situations.
The teams are made up of two students from Grades 4, 5 and 6 who will work alone, in pairs, and as a group to solve problems and create mathematical solutions as they rotate through five mathematical centres. These centres focus on different math areas, including problem-solving, mental math, number and spatial sense, various creative, thought-inspiring puzzles, and coding challenges.
This year’s Junior Math Challenge will see more than 200 junior division students from our system come out for a day of mathematical adventures and fun.