The Westport Club’s 2017 Mathletics Competition

On Wednesday 29 November, The Westport Club hosted the finals for the Regional Mathletics Competition as part of the “Teaching and Learning with Mathletics” Program funded by the Club since 2015.

Children competing in Mathletics

This year’s competition was all about inspiring students to learn and improve their maths through this fun but challenging online resource. The live competition featured the best maths students from each school in the Program, with the students competing for $5,000 in prizes for themselves and for their schools.

The students competed in an open forum, completing a series of two speed and accuracy challenges set by The Westport Club and 3P Learning. The challenges were based on the levels from the online Mathletics website used by competing schools.

Finalists in the Mathletics Competition

2017 Winners

The 2017 winners were:

Kindergarten to Year 3

WINNER:     Jack Chambers (St Columba)
SECOND:     Ryan Brumby (Tacking Point Public School)
THIRD:         Abe Whitfield (Hastings Public School)
FOURTH:     Alex Head (Port Macquarie Public School)

Year 4 to Year 6

WINNER:     Ethan Unasa (Tacking Point Public School)
SECOND:    Zac Tucker (Heritage Christian School)
THIRD:        Finlay (Finn) Marshall (Telegraph Point Public School)
FOURTH:    Benjamin Webster (Port Macquarie Public School)

Opens (Year 7 to Year 9)

WINNER:     Celine Amade (Hastings Secondary College – Port Campus)
SECOND:    Tom Marks (Hastings Secondary College – Port Campus)
THIRD:        Jack Marks (Hastings Secondary College – Port Campus)
FOURTH:    Asher Bayly (Heritage Christian School)

School winner

For highest overall results from the Competition:  TACKING POINT PUBLIC SCHOOL

School Winner, 2017 Highest Achievement Award

The Highest Achievement award is presented in recognition of participation in the Teaching and Learning with Mathletics Program.  Outperforming all other schools in The Westport Club Cluster for individual student performances and school curriculum activities.  Receiving an amazing trophy and $1000 worth of free Mathletics subscriptions for 2018:  HASTINGS PUBLIC SCHOOL

Students who competed in the 2017 Mathletics Competition

What is Mathletics?

Mathletics is a world leading e-learning resource that is highly engaging with curriculum-aligned content providing live fluency activities that targets a child’s individual strengths and weaknesses.  Students instantly know if they are on the right track and can improve that competency at their own pace. It is a highly effective learning resource for K-12 mathematics.  This coupled with being a powerful teaching resource, with diagnostic testing and assessments that deliver immediately results, teachers are embracing the opportunity to include this into their curriculum.  In a survey of teachers conducted by 3P Learning, 96% agreed Mathletics had been effective in improving student-learning outcomes.

Mathletics is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  It is used by more than 10,000 schools and 4 million students globally.  Over 250,000 students log into the program on a daily basis.  The program offers many challenges to students, one being the live online competitions where students are motivated by others within a global community.

One of the Mathletics 2017 finalists

Background of The Westport Club’s Mathletics Program

Held annually since 2015, the event has been attended by school children, their families, teachers and school principals.

Hastings Public School was also acknowledged at this year’s event, being recognised as having the overall highest participation and levels of achievement through live Mathletics and curriculum activities of the Mathletics Program.

The Westport Club has been long known for its contribution to literacy resources not only in local schools, particularly through its donations of books to local school libraries, but also a partnership with Port Macquarie Hastings Council in providing the Mobile Library Van. Mathletics in partnership with 3P Learning (the founders of Mathletics) was seen as an opportunity to increase the support by The Westport Club to the curriculum in place at schools in the region. The program has been funded by The Westport Club over 3 years at an investment of $120,000, gifting over 3,000 students from 13 schools with free Mathletics subscriptions from Kindergarten to Year 10 in Port Macquarie.

3P Learning will continue to offer schools within The Westport Club ‘Cluster’ substantial discounts to enable them to continue with their online subscriptions in 2018.

Community and Sports Manager for The Westport Club and Program Facilitator, Jenny Edmunds was ecstatic with the results of this, the third Mathletics Competition here in Port Macquarie.  “The Westport Club has a strong focus on delivering new innovative educational programs through our Club Grants Program, that support the delivery of learning for students of all capacities”, Mrs Edmunds said.

Event photo gallery