Dear Families, Students and Community Members,
Last Wednesday 27 May Junior School students participated in the first round of the Australian Problem Solving Mathematical Olympiad – APSMO competition.
The competition, held in schools across Australia and New Zealand, consists of five rounds and students complete a series of problems within a 30 minute period.
The results for Round One have…
- One of our students with a perfect score
- 6 of our students in the top 15% of the competition rankings, with some schools yet to submit their results
We wish all competitors the best of luck.
How did you fare with this sample question?
3. Time: 6 minutes
Noelle correctly adds the lengths of three sides of a rectangle and gets 88cm.
Her brother Ryan correctly adds the lengths of three sides of the same rectangle and gets 80cm.
What is the number of cm in the perimeter of the rectangle?
We would like to congratulate all Year 7 & 9 students on their efforts with the NAPLAN testing. While it can be quite an anxious time for some students the data enables the College to track student progress and make informed decisions about our Mathematics curriculum and Numeracy Intervention programs.
In regards to Numeracy Intervention, the College would like to welcome Mr Damien Power to the position of Network Numeracy Support. The school is able to provide this support through the Department of Education’s Middle Years Literacy and Numeracy Support (MYLNS) initiative. This initiative provides intensive numeracy teaching support to secondary students to help ensure they have the literacy and numeracy skills they need for future work or study. Mr Power, who is with us every Thursday and Friday, will work with students across all Year 10 classes within their scheduled classes and is a great complement to the Intervention program the College has in place for our junior students.
Some reminders about upcoming events
- Round 2 of the APSMO competition is 19 June
- We wish all participants the best of luck
- Yr. 9, 10 & 11 Exams begin 3 June
- VCE Math teachers are available every Thursday afternoon 3:15pm – 4pm in the HUB for assistance
- Junior students can attend the study club sessions in the EZ either Tuesday or Thursday
- Maths Week will be held in week 3 of Term 3 – stay tuned for some exciting events being held daily
Q: Which triangles are the coolest?
A: Ice-sosceles triangles.
Director Of Numeracy Improvement