October 13, 2011 – In line with the celebration of the Math and Science week, La Consolacion College – Pasig launched its CyberMath Challenge, a program intended to develop students ‘arithmetic skills and recognize their exceptional Mathematical abilities – wrapped with fun and excitement.
Held at the Genyo laboratory, the contest was divided into two categories: Category A catered Grades 3 and 4, whereas Category B was intended for Grades 5 and 6. The participants’ overflowing excitement can be felt, as most of the students came to the venue earlier than expected.
During the contest, the students’ energy was boosted to the maximum as they answered all the Mathematical questions. It was indeed survival of the fittest in such that all of the participants answered the problems with outstanding speed and accuracy.
Since each round comes with elimination, La Consolacion College Pasig Learning Integration Specialist Maria Elizabeth Molina has to constantly remind the kids that there will be more activities soon and the eliminated students will have other chances of winning.
During the last round, three students got a perfect score so what mattered is the length of the time that they were able to answer all the questions. A student of Grade 4 peace got the shortest time with 47 seconds.
The awarding for the CyberMath Challenge was held during the culminating activity for the Math and Science week. Before Ms. Molina awarded the certificates and medals, a video showing the highlights of what happened during the contest was shown to everyone. Mathematics Coordinators assisted Ms. Molina during the awarding ceremony.
Below are the winners:
1st place – Raphael Enrico Gonzales
2nd place – Dianne Kimberly Evangelista
3rd place – Nathalie Rein Ocampo
1st place – Andi Torres
2nd place – Angelo Angelo
3rd place – Miguel Jomyr Marquez
Truly, the CyberMath challenge was a success. Adding a touch of technology to arithmetic gives a different kind of learning experience for students. We shall never forget, however, the traditional ways of counting that our parents and teachers taught us when we were little – and that, regardless of what modern technology comes up, will never be replaced.