Bay of Plenty Mathematical Association

2009 MathsMind
Main Sponsor the Ministry of Education



Date: Thursday 20 August 2009
Venue: John Paul College, Rotorua
Co-ordinator: Lara Cordonni (John Paul Colleg)

The Bay of Plenty Mathematical Association acknowledges the substantial financial contribution of $800 made by the Ministry of Education.
Significant contributions were also made by Casio

Year 9 Competition
This event ran very well. The questions were pitched at the correct level. Some teams finished with about 1/4 hr to go. This was addressed at the debriefing, it was agreed to not change anything. If a team finished early then they finish early and wait.

Results for Year 9
1st: Tauranga Boys College '1'
2nd: Tauranga Boys College '2'
3rd: Western Heights High School '1'

Year 10 Competition
This event ran into difficulties. The questions were too difficult and two of the answers were incorrect. The students battled on, to their credit, but at least one team failed to submit any correct answers.

Results for Year 10
1st: Katikati College '1'
2nd: Tauranga Girls College '2'
3rd: Mount Maunganui College '1'

A full set of results, as well as Questions and Answers, may be viewed on the BoPMA website

Smaller Schools Competition
1st: Edgecumbe College