ACG Schools have placed first and third in this year’s Mathex competition at ASB Stadium.
Mathex is a challenging and fast-paced mathematics contest where teams compete against each other to answer questions as quickly as possible. Around 140 teams from 70 schools competed this year.
ACG Parnell College took out first place. The team, consisting of Year 10 students Daniel Zang, Caleb Chan, Marut Kashyap and Kiran Chung, were the fastest to get all 20 questions correct. All four students take advanced maths at ACG Parnell College, and will sit IGCSE Mathematics this year.
ACG Strathallan’s team of Jane Huang, George Liu, Junno Choi and Cole Hulme placed third, reaching 100 points with ten minutes to spare.
The competition requires a unique skillset.
“Students have to be able to work as a team and be willing to try different methods to solve problems,” said ACG Parnell College Maths teacher Weymond Fong. “They have to work quickly under a lot of pressure because of the time constraint, the noise of all the other teams and solving very difficult questions. The runner is usually exhausted by the end of the evening.”
For both schools, preparation included lunchtime practices and support from older students to develop and hone the skills of their younger peers.
Congratulations to all our students for their fantastic efforts!