Maths students excel in competitions
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.