olympiad Molo, sarah,caoDuring Maths week, over 32,000 students in over 500 schools throughout Ireland took part in the Mangahigh Maths Challenge.  In Our Lady’s Bower, all three computer rooms and all trolleys of laptops were busily engaged as the girls competed in the challenge.  This is an engaging online maths resource that we use throughout the year especially during maths club on Wednesdays.  This year four students excelled with medals being awarded to Claire Reidy, Erifeoluwa Jamgbadi, Gráinne Behan and Ebunoluwa Jamgbadi.

Sixth years Mololuwa Awogboro, Caoimhe Mannion, Sarah Lawless were invited to train for the International Maths Olympiad based their scores in the first round of the competition.

mangaThis year over 100 students across all year groups took part in the International Bebras Computing Competition. This international problem-solving challenge with a focus on computational and logical thinking is designed to get Irish students at a young age excited about computing.  It also aims to identify and encourage students having a talent in the area of computational thinking.  The questions were in the form of engaging puzzles, related to computer programming.

Round 1 of the Sigma Junior and Senior Maths competition will take place on Wednesday, 13 December. All higher level students in 6th year and 3rd year will complete in five initial rounds of the competition.  Each round consisted of six challenging questions to be completed in 35 minutes. Attention to detail is essential as only answers in the correct format are accepted.   Based on these rounds and on their general performance in class tests throughout the year, a short list of top scoring students will go forward to the final round at both levels to be held in May.