St Albans School Maths-a-thon
Monday 14th August 2017
This year we are celebrating maths week with an emphasis on
engagement and motivation. Each team has planned an exciting
programme for the week which focuses on knowledge building.
As part of maths week and fundraising towards school mathematics resources,
games, equipment and learning we are running a school-wide ‘maths-a-thon’.
This will be a great event. We have given each child a sheet of knowledge facts
to learn. Children are expected to practise these every night and aim to get
them all correct in ten minutes. On Monday 28th August, all children will be
tested on the facts they have learned. The test will be similar to their practise
sheet and will have a ten minute limit to ensure that the children have learned
the facts to a mastery level.
Also coming home with the children today is a sponsor sheet, which we would
like all students to fill in, getting as many sponsors as they can. Please ask
parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, extended family, neighbours and friends to
sponsor an amount for each fact learned. It could be as little as 1 cent a fact, or
as much as a $1 or more a fact. Some people may find it more appropriate to
offer a donation instead of a sponsorship, and this is fantastic too. Please don’t
send any money to school until after Monday 28 August.
You can return your completed forms to a drop box in the office. Please make
sure the money and form are in a sealed envelope with your child’s name and
home base written on it. This is so we can determine prizes for our top sponsored
home base and the top performing home base.
Please return completed forms and money by Friday 8th September. Only the
forms that are in on time will be in the running for prizes.
This is a ‘win-win’ situation – the students are learning and the school is able to
Thank you for your support with this ‘maths-a-thon’.
If you have any queries please contact your child’s home base teacher.