Maths stu­dents ex­cel in com­pe­ti­tions

Mansfield Courier - - News -

THIS year, seven of Mans­field Sec­ondary Col­lege’s year 7 and 8 stu­dents com­pleted the Maths Chal­lenge for Young Aus­tralians.

The chal­lenge is an op­por­tu­nity for tal­ented stu­dents and those who en­joy maths to de­velop their skills.

The chal­lenge is a problem solv­ing ac­tiv­ity run by Aus­tralian Maths Trust, where stu­dents are given six chal­leng­ing and math­e­mat­i­cally in­ter­est­ing prob­lems to com­plete over three weeks.

Char­lie Hall gained a High Dis­tinc­tion and was placed in the top 10 per cent of all en­tries - an ex­cel­lent re­sult since there were 4891 ju­nior en­tries from Aus­tralia and other coun­tries, such as Hong Kong, New Zealand and Sin­ga­pore.

Con­grat­u­la­tions also to Max Ma­honey, Jack Marks, Freya Lee and Archie Storer who achieved Cred­its.

Mans­field Sec­ondary Col­lege has also gained ex­cel­lent re­sults in the Aus­tralian Math­e­mat­ics Com­pe­ti­tion.

School-based maths com­pe­ti­tions don’t get much big­ger than this, with more than 15 mil­lion en­tries since 1978 and stu­dents in more than 30 coun­tries at­tempt­ing the same prob­lems each year.

The AMC is an en­gag­ing 30-problem com­pe­ti­tion that demon­strates the im­por­tance and rel­e­vance of math­e­mat­ics in stu­dents’ ev­ery­day lives; it is open to stu­dents in years 3 to 12.

In 2019, MSC en­tered 12 stu­dents from years 7 to 9 and there were some out­stand­ing re­sults.

Ranked in the 100th per­centile of all Vic­to­rian year 7 stu­dents, Char­lie Hall was awarded a much-de­served and rare prize.

In year 7, Jack Marks was placed in the top 15 per cent of his level and achieved a Dis­tinc­tion.

In year 9, Sean Larkin was placed in the top four per cent of his level and also achieved a Dis­tinc­tion.

Cred­its were achieved by Max Ma­honey, Quinn Rus­sell and Erin Brond from year 7.

In year 8, Hunter Reeve, Eadie Lind­say and Archie Storer also re­ceived Cred­its.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to all the stu­dents who took part.

MATH­E­MA­TI­CIANS: These Mans­field Sec­ondary Col­lege stu­dents have won awards for their maths skills.

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