Students have ‘sum fun’ in Math’s competition

Students have ‘sum fun’ in Math’s competition

Congratulations to the All Saints’ College students who recently participated in the Mathematical Association of Western Australia’s ‘Have Sum Fun Face-to-Face’ Competition on Friday, 21 and Saturday, 22 March 2014.

The competition is an exciting mathematics initiative that uses a quiz night format. Teams of six students race against the clock to solve four intense rounds of eight challenging problems.

On the Friday evening, students in Years 8 – 10 battled against 33 others schools including Hale, Christ Church Grammar, Rossmoyne Senior High School and Perth Modern.

Jonathan Morgan (Year 10), Andy Law (Year 9), Jacob Smith (Year 8), Joanne Luo (Year 8), Grace Tang (Year 8) and honorary Year 7 student, Aidan Smith, achieved an impressive second place, narrowly missing out on first by only one point.

The next day, 24 schools from around Western Australia came to All Saints’ College to compete in the Primary Years 5 – 7 division.

Aidan Smith (Year 7), Shevanka Dia Abeyagunawardene (Year 7), Rexton Ly (Year 6), Sarah Lee (Year 6), Dhaarshnna Krishnan Murithi (Year 5) and Ashley Tsang (Year 5) worked extremely well together to achieve an equal top score with Christ Church Grammar.

In a tie breaker round between the two schools, All Saints’ was defeated by only a single point and placing them second overall.

Both teams competed extremely well with overall scores of 30/31 and 31/32, respectively.

All Saints’ College Mathematics Extension Teacher, Mrs Monique Ellement, said the Have Sum Fun competitions benefit students’ learning by engaging them in a situation to solve problems as a team.

“They are able to interact with students of high mathematical ability and incorporate mathematical concepts in practical situations,” she said.

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