Our school's Year 6 Mathematics Problem Solving program (CMEE) is officially underway again. The CMEE program is offered to Year 6 students who have a demonstrated aptitude and interest in mathematics. The program is one-way that Coorparoo State School looks to extend students learning in mathematics.
The focus of the program is to foster an enjoyment and curiosity of mathematics. Students work collaboratively to develop their capacity to solve problems strategically. Time is spent deeply analysing a full range of increasingly sophisticated problems and possible solutions. Also, the program looks to facilitate and develop ways of working and thinking mathematically that emphasise how simple mathematical ideas can be the foundations for flexibly and creatively solving complex problems.
Once a month the CMEE team participate in the Australasian Problem-Solving Mathematical Olympiads (APSMO). This is an annual contest which has been operating since 1987. Every year, schools from all over Australia, New Zealand and other neighbouring countries such as Indonesia and Singapore take part. Approximately 70,000 students from some 2000 public and private schools participated in the 2021 competition. Last year, Coorparoo State School finished in top 15 schools nationally - our best year ever.
The 2022 CMEE team competed in this year's first APSMO competition round and scored a commendable 41 points out of a possible 50 points. Our school's APSMO Gold medallist for round 1 was Evan L from 6P. Evan answered every question correctly, a fantastic effort. Congratulations Evan and well done to all CMEE students on a wonderful start to APSMO 2022.
Our next APSMO competition round is scheduled 4 May.