University of Melbourne Maths Competition

Congratulations to Jayden Bardrick who was awarded a Certificate of Merit in the University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition this week. This is a great and significant achievement for Jayden as this competition is of an extremely demanding standard, designed to identify real mathematical talent. Approximately 5000 students enter each year, and 150 prizes are awarded across the three age levels. The nature of the problems are generally quite different from those usually encountered in the school mathematics syllabi, being less mechanical and requiring a higher level of mathematical insight and creativity. As such, participation is rewarding only to those students who have a real love for, and ability in, mathematics.

Congratulations to Jayden who was one of a number of very talented mathematicians who represented Whitefriars College in this challenging competition.

Ms Liz Moloney – Maths Enrichment

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