Member for Monbulk James Merlino today met with local students who will participate in the 12th World Cup of World Mathematical Olympiad to be held in Beijing, China in August this year.

The students from Billanook and Mooroolbark East Primary School will be challenged to apply creative and integrated methods to solve mathematical problems using creativity, teamwork and intuition.

The World Mathematical Olympiad allows students from more than 20 countries and 300 cities to participate in the event, with the vision to permit students to demonstrate their critical thinking and mathematical skills, as well as engaging in a cultural exchange.

At the conclusion of the competition, students will participate in a Beijing tour, including visiting the Great Wall of China.
The 12 students will depart Australia to compete in the competition on 9 August and return on 16 August.

The Andrew Labor Government is working on a range of measures to continue to improve numeracy results at schools right across Victoria.

This includes the recently released Literacy and Numeracy Strategy. The strategy will help schools reach Education State targets of more students reaching the highest levels in reading and mathematics and breaking the link between disadvantage and education outcomes.

Quotes attributable to Member for Monbulk and Minister for Education James Merlino
“It is great to see our local students representing their community internationally at such an important event.”
“We want to see more students excelling in areas like Mathematics and science because these are skills that we know employers will be looking for now and into the future.”
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