Could you answer a complex maths question on the spot? Could you do it in front a panel of judges? Could you do it in front of several opposing teams from the best schools in Ipswich? Year 7 and 8 students at Westside can.
The QAMT Maths Quiz regional finals are done and dusted for another year. Standing tall, in second place, are Westside students from Years 7 and 8. And our College couldn’t be prouder. Students held their own across five key categories including estimation, fast response, problem solving, short answer questions, history and general knowledge of Mathematics.
To further cement their place as a force to be reckoned with in the region, a second Westside team was entered, coming in a respectable fifth place behind Ipswich Girls Grammar.
This is a reflection on the determination of our students…we’re very proud of them. – Mr Maddox, Maths Teacher
The event is sponsored by the University of Queensland and the Queensland Association of Mathematics
Teachers. According to UQ’s School of Mathematics and Physics “Mathematicians combine their knowledge of mathematics and statistics with modelling and computational skills… to solve problems in the physical and biological sciences, engineering, information technology, economics, and business.”
Upon hearing the good news, Head of Secondary, Joshua Mansfield, responded “This competition is an excellent opportunity for our Year 7 and 8 students. It sets them up for future competitions like the Brain Bee and Science and Engineering Challenges.” A win would have seen them reach the state finals, held at UQ.
Maths teacher, Andrew Maddox, who coached the participants, noted “This is a reflection on the determination of our students and the hard work of their teachers. We’re very proud of them”.
Westside Christian College wishes to congratulate Jasmine Muir, Milan Reji, Emma Newell, Arabella Rossow, Jacinda Martin, Josiah Muir, Adeep Mitra, and Danielle Jeffries on an outstanding achievement.