These competitions from the Mathematical Association of America are designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills and provide an opportunity to apply the concepts taught in class to problems which not only range from easy to difficult, but also cover a wide range of applications. It’s a great opportunity for students to challenge themselves further, outside and beyond their normal class work.
Last term 28 students from Years 7, 8 and 9 took part in the AMC 8 along with students from all around the world, and we have just received their results. It is a tough contest and competition from students around the world is fierce, but four students from BISS Puxi achieved bronze, silver and gold awards.
JeongGyeom Brian Kim (Year 9) achieved the top mark in the school and a gold medal, Woohyun Hwang and Hyunil Jang (both from Year 9) achieved silver medals and Yoseph Kim achieved a bronze medal and a Merit for achieving a high score in Year 7. These four students also made the Honour Roll for being in the top 5% of all students who competed.
A great performance from everyone who entered and well done to these four students!
It is now the turn of the older students in Years 10 – 13 to take part in the upcoming competitions: AMC10 and AMC12.
AMC10 is aimed at Years 10 and 11 and students have be to under the age of 17.5 years old on the day of the contest. AMC12 is aimed at Years 12 and 13 and students have to be under the age of 19.5 years old on the day of the contest.
The AMC10 and AMC12 will take place this term on Wednesday 25 February. The paper is 75 minutes long and questions are multiple choice, starting easy and getting very challenging.
If your child would like to take part, they must let their Maths teacher or Head of Maths, Martin Brown, know by Monday 12 January.
Good luck to everyone!