Report by Mathematics Teacher Andrew Chambers
It’s been a very successful year with the Maths department this year. We’ve been looking back at all the events and activities we’ve held, with the following being some of the highlights:
Back in Term 1 we had the TT Rockstars Challenge, with KS3 students aiming to answer times-table questions in the fastest time possible. Leo F from Year 8 was the winner, answering a remarkable 70 questions in one minute.
We also helped to arrange and lead the Phuket Island Maths Challenge, where 12 of our students formed teams to compete against students from other schools in the island; had eight students take part in the Fobisia maths competition in Malaysia; and organised the Thailand Maths Challenge for students across Thailand, culminating in a finalists day at Rangsit University.
We finished the end of the first term with a Maths Pub Quiz for students across the school.
In Term 2 we celebrated Pi Day with Pi related activities, Pi shaped food and a Pi memory challenge. There were some sensational performances, capped off by Tiffany in Year 7 who remembered a remarkable 541 digits of Pi.
We also received results back from the UK Maths Challenge, where we had a record haul of certificates, with lots of students getting Gold, Silver and Bronze, and 4 students, Aom, Care, Brian and Jackie being invited to take part in the elite Kangaroo and Olympiad rounds.
In Term 3 we launched the Stocks and Shares Challenge, where students were given $100,000 to invest on the US stock market. With one week to go, Tata from Year 8 is in the lead having made a profit of $15,000.
We have also just welcomed Associate Professor Dr Wongsakorn from Rangsit University who spent 2 days working with our students, teaching them about his area of specialty, Graph Theory.
Additionally we have started a lunchtime chess club, and plan to have an end of year Probability Fair for Year 7s, an outdoor Maths Trail for KS3 and a Martian experience for Year 10s.
Overall it’s been a very busy year, and we look forward to running even more maths activities next year.
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