With the continuous drive to improve maths standards in the Cook Islands, the event has been set up to help motivate students in advancing their numeracy skills.
Junior maths department head Taroma Daniela said the quiz was designed to keep pushing and improving the standards of maths across the Cook Islands.
“Students’ mathematical abilities in the Cook Islands are really consistent and we hope for ongoing improvements in the level of maths.”
Daniela says teams from the outer islands were invited to Rarotonga to compete in the quiz.
Seventeen schools registered teams to compete from Year 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10.
“It is important to get as many students involved as we can.
“Senior students made themselves available to help with the marking of the quiz.”
The event was both a nervous and exciting time for participants in the competition, who appreciated the support and loud cheers from families, friends, teachers, and fellow school members who attended the event.
Students who took part had been practicing for the last couple of weeks and said they were fully prepared for the competition that started at 5pm yesterday.
The Ministry of Education would like to thank sponsors Air Rarotonga, Bank of South Pacific, Porticullis Trust Net, Cook Islands Trust, Asiaciti, Vaima, KPMG, Moana Gems and CITC.
The examination results were being evaluated when this edition of CINews went to press last night.