Every year Whakatane Intermediate School gives opportunity to any
student who wants to take part in the Otago Problem Solving challenges. Around 278 students on average participate in these exams.
What is Otago Problem Solving?
Problem Solving is 5 sets of 5 difficult maths problem solving
questions. Each set or group of questions are spaced out through the year.
Why do we give students the opportunity to
There are multiple reasons why we give students this
Some students just love math.
To give students the chance to compare themselves mathematically
For the experience of sitting a test.
It gives teachers another measurement of students
It is a significant accomplishment for students to achieve 5/5 for
a set. This achievement is recognized at our formal assembly held each Friday.