Mathematics in the spotlight at FIS

Both primary and secondary students at FIS will soon be testing their mathematics skills at these upcoming events:

National Mathematics Olympics

The mathematics Olympics are open to all Première students who want to enter whether from state or private schools. Every year, FIS arranges to hold the competition which must be held on the same day and at the same time as other schools no matter where in the world the school is or the time difference. This year, the brave students will have 4 hours to sit the 4 papers that make up this test on 15 March.

Kangaroo Maths

This maths competition brings together more than 6 million youngsters around the world!

On Thursday 16 March all FIS students in 4ème will take part in the “benjamins” test between 4:30 – 5:30pm. The test comprises 24 multiple choice questions and lasts 50 minutes.

Kangaroo Maths is a competition which started in 1991 and is now celebrating 26 years! It was created following the Australian National Competition model – hence its name!

Every year, Kangaroo Maths is the big competition that everybody loves to take part in, whatever their level. It is also the first national competition which gives the best a chance to measure themselves against others.

My calculator’s my brain!

Mental Maths competition created by FIS teams now an Asian-Pacific project (from CP to 6è)

Since 2012, mental maths has been in the spotlight in the region…

As previously, more than 150 classes from different countries will compete in Mathematics. This year, because of the new phase 3 grouping in the French Curriculum, 6è students can take part… Have a look at the training exercises here or on the Primary page of the website.

This year, My Calculator’s my brain! takes place from 17 April to 5 May 2017.

Puzzle competition

A Mathematics Blog, MATHS@SEGALEN, which has a puzzle competition among other things has also recently been created. After the success of the first puzzle competition, a second one will be published on the site next week. Get ready!

Finally, the Library at BPR is backing this focus with a temporary exhibition about mathematics.

Good luck to our FIS students!