A group of Year 5 students participated in the Australian Maths Trust’s Computational and Algorithmic Thinking (CAT) competition during Term 1. This is a one-hour problem-solving competition designed to encourage student curiosity and promote multiple modes of thinking.

The competition has a mixture of multiple-choice and integer answers and incorporates tasks that encourage students to develop informal algorithms and apply them to test data of increasing size or complexity.  Some questions test the ability to perform procedures, others require logical thought, while the more challenging problems require the identification and application of algorithms.

Congratulations to Harry Frith (Distinction), and Oliver Knight-Leighton, Isla Lifshen, James Walker, Ella Dai and Aidan van der Aa (all Credits),  along with all other students who participated in this activity.

Lachie Wright
Head of Junior School