Hey everyone! Sorry I haven’t written in a while. I’ve been really busy with a lot of school happenings and there’s a big unit coming up to graduate from the Primary Years Program for the International Baccalaureate Program for International students. Our school first started the International program because all the schools in Europe were using only lessons from their country. The schools were french schools, dutch schools, and american schools, so people from other countries only went to schools using their programs.
I joined the math club at school for fifth graders during wednesday and friday lunch recesses. There’s also a math team that 4 people are on. The purpose of math club was to find the people who were interested in taking the test to be on the math team. On wednesday, thursday, and friday lunch recesses the past week, I took the test to get onto the math team. I just found out this friday who did the best on the test, and who made the team. The best possible score to get was an 85. The test was mostly concepts that we didn’t know, because they try to see how well your guessing is and one of the main concepts is to stretch your brain. The highest score anyone who took the test this year was only in the 50′s. The people who made the team (in order of the scores) was Utah, Young Mo, Jessica, and me. There was also a fifth person chosen in case anyone is sick or can’t come to the competition.
The competition is a big math tournament with all of the International Schools in Europe and Asia ( I think) that want to participate. We all took the test made by the math guest tournament people. Last year, they competed in Brussels, Belgium. This year, we (including me) are going to Milan, Italy. So basically, I’m going to compete with however many schools in a math tournament in Italy. We do projects with our school group, last year they had to build a bridge. We also do individual sheets, they give you a new one every half hour for 1 whole morning! And the last task they did last year was a math challenge where you had to go all around the city with a certain amount of money, and solve a puzzle. And at the end, they declare a winner of the whole thing, I think.
We leave on march 30, and we take a plane to Italy. Then families there house us for 1 or 2 nights.
Here’s some pictures of Milan and ISA:
here’s the list of schools and pictures of them if I can find some.
Antwerp International School
oslo International School
Westwood International School, Botswana
British International School Cairo
Zurich International School
The Alice Smith School, Malaysia
The International School of Lausanne
The International School of Brussels
St. Mary’s and All Angels, USA
The International School of Amsterdam (thats me)
The International school of Azerbaijan
Rome International School
Vienna International School
British School of Paris