Maths Fair adds up to fun

It all added up to a family fun day for those visiting the Mathematics Fair.

Held recently at the Mary Miller Memorial Hall in Red Bay, students, teachers, parents and visitors participated in a number of activities that made mathematics fun and interesting.

The event also showcased numerous hands-on mathematics projects, activities and learning skills.

The mathematics fair, which is all about getting children and parents to interact with mathematics materials and to realise that maths is fun, saw students participating and enjoying a number of activities including pyramid building, puzzle solving, chess playing, computer skills, bingo, fraction dominoes, videos and numerous other mathematical puzzles.

The Cayman Mathematics Association seventh annual fair also provided a special treat for those attending. Students from various government schools who designed a costume with a mathematics theme paraded on stage dressed as calculators, fishes, scales, dice, clocks and numbers in the costumes competition.

In the competition, George Town Primary received first, second and third place.

First place went to Aleks Beckford and Joseph Clarker for symmetry, Latecia Bush won second with shapes and Janessa Dixon and Isaiah Robinson tied for third with clock and dice.

Winner of the invention club was George Hicks High School. The group invented a coin counting machine.

Second and third place went to Montessori By The Sea with its hot dog toaster and seed planter.