Gisborne Boys’ High School student Hunter Tamanui surprised himself when he discovered he had outperformed 64,000 students in an international mathematics test.

Hunter did the test online on Education Perfect, a worldwide educational resource the school is trying out. He is in the top Year 9 maths class at the school and teacher James Warren says he is a diligent and hard-working student.

Students from 27 countries were tested on their mathematics skills, including algebra, numeracy, geometry and number. They gained points by answering questions and as they reached certain thresholds they earned certificates and went into the draw to win prizes.

Hunter said maths was one of his favourite subjects and he enjoyed the competition. which he did in his own time.

Gisborne Boys’ High School student Hunter Tamanui surprised himself when he discovered he had outperformed 64,000 students in an international mathematics test.

Hunter did the test online on Education Perfect, a worldwide educational resource the school is trying out. He is in the top Year 9 maths class at the school and teacher James Warren says he is a diligent and hard-working student.

Students from 27 countries were tested on their mathematics skills, including algebra, numeracy, geometry and number. They gained points by answering questions and as they reached certain thresholds they earned certificates and went into the draw to win prizes.

Hunter said maths was one of his favourite subjects and he enjoyed the competition. which he did in his own time.

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