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Find out how Bran­don Schulte made maths fun

WE ALL know that math­e­mat­ics is bor­ing and com­puter games are fun and it is dif­fi­cult to get the kids off the PlaySta­tion, but com­bin­ing math with a video plus a moun­tain climb­ing chal­lenge is ge­nius.

Mun­dub­bera stu­dent Bran­don Schulte has done just that to be­come a fi­nal­ist STEM Video Game Chal­lenge.

Chal­lenge project di­rec­tor Chris Rosicka said Bran­don’s en­try, Math Moun­tain, was a fi­nal­ist in the Year 9 -– 12 STEM Video Game Chal­lenge.

“We loved play­ing the game and we hope to see Bran­don at the awards cer­e­mony,” Mr Rosicka said.

Bran­don said the ideas to in­clude in the game were de­vel­oped as he was cre­at­ing it.

“I wanted to keep the player en­gaged as long as pos­si­ble, so I made it fun and a chal­lenge to reach the top of the moun­tain,” he said.

“I do en­joy build­ing soft­ware and this is a great op­por­tu­nity for me.”

The over­all win­ner will be an­nounced this Satur­day.

“What I need now is for ev­ery­one to go on­line and like my work,” he said.

The link to see the game and to help Bran­don is www.face­


YOUNG IN­VEN­TOR: Stu­dent Bran­don Schulte was con­tacted by Chris Rosicka, STEM Video Game Chal­lenge project di­rec­tor last week and is in line for a great prize and a new start.

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