Congratulations to the Our Lady’s Bower team of Kathy Tran (TY), Anvika Gupta, Lily O’Connor and Nina Stehelova (3rd Year) who competed in the Junior National Final of the Irish Applied Maths Teachers’ Association Problem Solving Quiz on Friday, March 24th.

The girls finished 3rd in the Midlands Final in January and as such secured a place alongside 12 other top finishers from the regionals.

The quiz questions put students through their paces, incorporating elements from the Higher-Level Junior Cycle Maths and Science (Physics) courses. The problem-solving questions included elements on distance/time graphs, velocity, acceleration, force, pressure & density, energy (potential and kinetic), trigonometry, area & volume and linear & quadratic equations.

The Bower team (the only all-girl team in the final) finished in 5th place overall, making them the top team in the Midlands region.

All in OLB are very proud of their achievement and their great display of teamwork on the night.