MATH DEPARTMENT REACHES GREATER HEIGHTS

Lasallians win in various math competitions

 

Mathematics is difficult. It is complex. It is exact. It takes a lot of skill. It requires a lot of patience. All these lead to the crux of the problem. That is why Math is difficult.

With pedagogies constantly evolving, all with the goal of making learning more meaningful and engaging to learners, what used to be a least-liked subject, Math is now an interesting, relevant and likeable discipline for many students.

This year the academic celebration of the Mathematics department once again paved the way towards better understanding of this numbers subject by incorporating games in the development of math skills inside the classroom and various other activities lined up by the department. All this drew positive feedback from the students, according to Mrs. May Maricel de Gracia, JHS mathematics coordinator. Aside from developing critical thinking and problem solving skills via interclass activities, this year’s math week also aims to improve one’s leadership qualities and foster the culture of helping in organizing and facilitating co-curricular events such as tournaments. One of which was the particularly much-awaited Annual Girls’ Interscholastic Math Competition, where participation was extended to high school students from other schools. Members of the Math Honors Society
and of the Society of Math Students assisted in the preparation and implementation of the activities. The following emerged as winners in the different categories:

 

EstiMATH JESN PARK 10A

 

Soma Cube Masters

Third Place: DIEGO NICOLO TANALGO 8G
Second Place: LUCAS CELORICO 8D
First Place: ANTON RICARDO PACIS 9A

 

Rubiks Cube Masters

Third Place: JOEGEN TRISTAN BACLOR 9J
Second Place: PAOLO MIGUEL VILLEGAS 10A
First Place: JESUS ZACHARY NATHAN POBLETE 8A

 

Tower of Hanoi Masters

Third Place: JAVIER DEXTER MACASAET 8G
Second Place: MIGUEL EDUARDO CERVANTES 9F
First Place: PAOLO MIGUEL VILLEGAS 10A

 

Mental Math Champion JESN PARK 10A

 

DaMATH Champion IZAAC MIKAEL ALBA 9D

 

MATHamazing Race Champion – Team F

  ANTONIO JOSE TORRES 10F
  VERNON ORO 9F
  JOSE YOREL CAMASO 8F
  RENZEL ZAMORA 7F

 

Brain Bowl Winner CLASS 10C

 

Of the 17 schools that participated in the Annual Girls Interscholastic Competition, Philippine Science High School-Main Campus aced the contest with Chiang Kai Shek College and St. Stephen’s College emerging as second and third placers, respectively.

The Mathematics Week, with the theme Elevation: Reaching Greater Heights, were held last January 21-24, 2019.