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ASC Teams Make History at WA Maths Competition

It was a clean sweep at the Mathematical Association of Western Australia’s Have Sum Fun Competitions this month when All Saints’ College (ASC) teams took out first place in each of the three divisions – just the second time this has happened in the competition’s history.

On Friday, 12 and 19 March, 18 ASC students from Years 7 – 11 competed against 30 other schools in a quiz-style competition where teams of six students race against the clock to solve four intense rounds of eight challenging mathematics problems.

The South Metropolitan Division event kicked-off at John Curtin College of the Arts on Friday, 12 March and the ASC Years 11 and 12 team achieved first place with a perfect score of 32 out of 32.

The following Friday saw the Years 7 and 8 team compete at John Curtin while the Years 9 and 10 team remained at All Saints’ College (the hosting school for this division). Both teams beat 30 other groups in their respective divisions to complete the trifecta. A Years 5 and 6 team also took part in the competition on Saturday, 27 March at Penrhos College and finished fourth in a tight competition, with a score of 30/32.

“To win a single division is quite a challenge but to win all three divisions has only been done on one other occasion in the history of the competition,” said Mathematics Extension Teacher Mrs Monique Ellement.

The teams were featured in Melville Gazette on Thursday, 8 April. To read the full story, please click HERE.