May 21, 2016 at ZIS Lower School

Dear SGIS Schools,

For a number of years, ECIS has sponsored a Math Quest competition among European international schools for fifth grade students - usually held in the Spring.

Zurich International School (ZIS) has long been a participating school. While we plan to remain participants in the Europe-wide competition, we are initiating a similar competition closer to home to allow more of our students to participate and gain from the experience, albeit on a smaller scale.

Therefore, ZIS Lower School is hosting a Math Quest competition for SGIS schools on May 21, 2016 and you’re invited to participate!

Competition Guidelines:

  • each school may register up to 2 teams to compete
  • teams are comprised of 4 students who are 11 or younger on the date of the competition
  • teams are responsible for own transportation to and from ZIS Lower School
  • teams are responsible for their own lodging if required before the competition date

ZIS will provide snacks and lunch on the day.

Tournament Structure:

  • tournament runs from 9:30 - 17:00 on Saturday
  • mix of individual math challenges, team challenges, a Math Trail (practical and outdoors application of math) and a construction challenge
  • scores are tallied throughout the competition and prizes for teams are awarded in the closing ceremonies

If this is something your school might be interested in, here is a more detailed Math Quest Description.

Registration is open and we will take the first 11 teams that register. The cost of registration per team is 260 CHF. Each team includes 4 students and 1 or 2 coaches.

The fee includes:

  • snacks & drinks throughout the day for all kids & coaches
  • lunch (sandwiches) for all kids & coaches
  • all necessary materials required for the competition (paper, pencils, construction materials etc.)
  • t-shirts for all kids
  • prizes for winners

If you would like more information, please contact one of our SGIS Math Quest Coordinators below.

Kind regards,

Viki Stiebert, Lower School Principal
Elly Dilworth, SGIS Math Quest Coordinator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Will Kirkwood, SGIS Math Quest Coordinator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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