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Maths squad positive for students

THE numbers were adding up at Bundaberg North State High School when the Tenix Questacon Maths Squad visited yesterday.

About 650 students from the school learnt the importance of maths in the real world during the talks.

School head of mathematics David Austin said the students enjoyed getting involved with the presentations.

“The kids need to take away two main things, that maths has a relationship to real life and that it really is fun,” he said.

“The kids are very engaged and are getting involved which is good to see.”

The squad uses interactive, hands-on mathematical tasks and lively presentations to show the importance of maths.

They will visit five schools in the Bundaberg region this week.



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