Maths Fever Takes Over St Albans
Students have been busy getting involved in Mathematics at St Albans Secondary College over the past few weeks in a variety of different ways.
Australian Maths Competition
Over 70 students from Year 7 to Year 12 came together on August 3 in Nindethana to participate in the Australian Maths Competition. Students tested themselves over 75 minutes to see how they stack up against their peers from all over the world! Results will be announced later in the year but all students who participated should be proud of their efforts.
MAV Maths Games Day
Only a week later on August 10, 18 schools from across Victoria descended on the Performing Arts Centre to compete in the MAV Year 9 State-wide Maths Games Day. Students travelled from as far as Bendigo to compete in a series of mathematical games and problem solving activities. Two teams of four students represented each school in the hopes of taking out the grand prize of a brand new set of TI-Nspire Graphing Calculators. In the end, it was a team from Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School who came away with the win, but all students had a great day getting engaged with maths and meeting likeminded peers.
Whole School Maths Survey
All students should keep an eye out for the Whole School Maths Survey, where they can give the school feedback about what maths is like for them. A link to the Survey will be posted on Compass next week.
While the students were getting involved in these activities, the teachers have been hard at work preparing the resources and documentation for the new maths curriculum. Implementation is set to start next year, so Year 8s can look forward to meeting Pythagoras earlier than before, and Year 10s will get a head start on Graph Theory moving into VCE.
Mr Joseph Vincent – Maths LAL