Year 7 Statewide Mathematics Association of Victoria – Maths’ Games Day
On Monday 28 August 2023, eight of our Year 7 students accompanied by Ms. Gloria Yi and Ms. Lynne Borle travelled to Overnewton Anglican Community College (Yirramboi Campus, Keilor) to compete in the Mathematics Association of Victoria Annual Maths’ Games Day. Teams from forty other schools had travelled from across Victoria to compete.
The students that represented St Albans Secondary College were:
- Team 1: Karina Dhingra; Dylan Duong, Kevin Lam, Erica Shaw.
- Team 2: Kaden Leong, Srish Naidu, Nathan Tran, Phuoc Le.
The day consisted of:
|9:00am – 9:30am||Registration and Welcome|
|9:35am – 10:45am||Problem Solving|
|10:45am – 11:00am||Morning Tea|
|11:00am – 12:00pm||Relay Questions|
|12:00pm – 12:45pm||Lunch|
|12:45pm – 1:30pm||Origami|
|1:30pm – 2:00pm||Games of Strategy|
|2:00pm – 2:15pm||Adjudication|
|2:15pm – 2:30pm||Presentation of Awards|
After Adjudication, 1st place was awarded to PEGS Team 1; 2nd place Bacchus Marsh Grammar Woodley Team 1 and; 3rd place to Lowther Hall Team 2. Our SASC teams performed extremely well: they used their problem-solving and collaboration skills to complete all tasks. Our students were all awarded Certificates and are to be congratulated on the way they worked together, networked with students from other schools, and represented SASC values in such a positive manner.
Thank you to Mr. Joseph Vincent, our Head of Mathematics, for organising the day.
Ms Lynne Borle – Tutor Program
Year 8 Maths Games Day
In September, 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 in Team 1: Katherine Dao, Sandula Edirisinghe, Vansh Sharma and Jade Tran. In Team 2: Kevin Lam, Dylan Nguyen, Api Nicol and Eze Ong 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 a
Once the scores were tallied up, the schools were ranked from 1 – 78 (That”s 312 students). How amazing is this, we finished the day with Team 1 in 16th place and Team 2 in 7th place which was a new St Albans record under my watch. What an experience for all the students that were involved, let’s do it again next year!
Mr Vo and Mr Nguyen – Math Coaches