The Dubai Gem Inter-house Math Quiz for the Secondary School was held on the 14th of January, 2018. The four houses (Rashid, Maktoum, Hamdan and Ahmed), each fielded a three-member team of students Years 8-10, for the competition.

The quiz consisted of five rounds: Multiple Choice Questions, Cross-Curricular Links, Visuals, Higher Order Thinking Skills Questions, and the Rapid Fire round. In addition to these five competition rounds, there were two audience rounds, to engage the audience with some interesting and mind-boggling questions. There was also a ‘Year of Zayed’ round, to test the participants on their knowledge on the ‘Father of the Nation’, H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, as this is the ‘Year of Zayed’ as proclaimed by the U.A.E.

After a lot of hard work and determination, Shyam (8E), Tia (9A) and Garima (10A) secured the first place for Rashid House, followed by Ruhal (8E), Aditi (9B) and Manoviraj (10E) of Ahmed House in second place. Hamdan House and the Maktoum House were placed third and fourth respectively.

                  The trophies were handed out to the winners by the Principal, Mrs Humera Ibrahim, and by the Vice-Principal, Dr Poonam Mahindra. This was then followed by a group picture call for all the participants, the Principal, Vice-Principal, the Math Department and all the remaining students who helped prepare the questions and organize the entire assembly.
Overall, the Inter-House Math Quiz was truly a learning-through-fun event for all the students and teachers present that day!

-Albern Agnel
Year 8
Student Correspondent