Maths Games Day
In August, two teams of our Year 8 students travelled to the Maths Games Day at Penleigh Essendon Grammar School. The competition provides students with an opportunity to develop their mathematical talents and thinking skills in a fun setting with like-minded students from a diverse range of schools.
We had Abhi Farmah, Julien Kanwar, Tanvi Mangalath, Matthew Nguyen, Rosie Pham, Japvir Singh, Oviya Sinnathurai and Stephanie Truong representing St Albans Secondary College. They worked extremely well together in two different teams. They completed maths puzzles and competed against schools in 3 different math games. They concluded the day with a problem solving task.
The feedback from our students was that the day was an enjoyable experience which challenged them and encouraged them to think laterally to solve questions and work as a team and as usual, our terrific students represented St Albans Seconday College with style and poise and displayed great sportsmanship (mathspeopleship) and enthusiasm throughout the day.
Once the scores were tallied up, the schools were ranked from 1 – 70. We finished the day with Team 1 in 35th place and Team 2 in 39th place. What an experience for all the students that were involved, let’s do it again next year!
Mr Vo & Mr Conboy – Math Coaches