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Super Statisticians!

Congratulations to Chelsea, Emma, Edie & Mika who were joint winners of the Years 5-6 Division of the Statistical Society of Australia’s 2018 National Schools Poster Competition with their investigation and poster entitled ‘Water Works’. Dexter & Noah received Honourable Mentions for their poster ‘When I Grow Up…’  It was such a huge project and all students should be incredibly proud of their hard work. 

Dr Jarad!

A huge thank you to the amazing Dr Jarad Martin who visited our class this week to share his wonderful knowledge  and expertise in mathematics. Students learnt about Fermi problems and used this technique to work out a range of interesting problems, including how many hairs on the average OC students’ head!

Maths Superstars!

Congratulations to all students in the OC for their outstanding effort and hard work during the APSMO Maths Olympiads and Maths Games programs these past 2 terms. This year there were over 35,000 participants across Australasia, and our class received a High Achievement award for scoring in the top 25% of all teams. These challenging programs require a high level of application and problem solving skills and students should be very proud of their fantastic results.


Maths Games
Equal 1st Place: Norah, Ellen, Amie and Hamish Mo (all top 2%)
Special mentions to Coco (top 2%); Oliver, Raquel, Dexter, Julian, Luisa, Chelsea, Callum, Jules & Will (top 10%); Emma, Grayson, Edie, Mika, Noah (top 20%); Henry, Annabelle, Fin & Hamish Ma (top 25%)

Maths Olympiads
1st Place: Coco (top 2%), Equal 2nd Place: Raquel, Ellen & Amie (top 10%)
Special mentions to Emma, Norah & Julian (top 10%); Hamish Mo, Jules (top 20%); Noah & Grayson (top 25%)

Well done to Julian for receiving this year’s Special Achievement/ Encouragement Award for his outstanding effort and improvement during the program.

Statistics Terrific!

This term students have worked hard on a major maths project for the Statistical Society of Australia’s National Schools Poster Competition. This project involved students working in teams to create an informative poster presentation based on the collection and interpretation of data towards addressing a practical research question. Students began by brainstorming a topic of interest, then formulated a hypothesis to address. Some groups created surveys while others collected data or conducted tests. When the data collection was complete, students used Excel to analyse their data and report their findings. Well done everyone, it has been a tremendous amount of work and I’m very proud of your efforts! A special thank you to Dr Elena Prieto-Rodriguez from the University of Newcastle for being our mentor for this project.

Coco & Norah

Emma, Chelsea, Edie & Mika

Callum & Rowan

Annabelle

Fin & Julian

Sam & Hamish

Luisa, Amira, Amie, Ellen

Henry, Hamish, Oliver & Kynan

Dexter & Noah

Will, Grayson & Jules

Maths Stars!

Congratulations to everyone who took part in this year’s Australian Maths Competition. There were hundreds of thousands of entrants across the country who participated in this challenging problem solving event. Well done!

Certificate of Proficiency: Chelsea, Amie, Edie, Noah, Dexter, Zali, Julian, Hamish Ma, Callum, Annabelle & Rowan

Credit: Will (top 40%), Hamish Mo (top 33%), Fin (top 52%), Grayson (top 42%), Emma (top 40%), Coco (top 32%), Kynan (top 40%) & Henry (top 30%)

Distinction: Ellen (top 19%), Oliver (top 18%), Norah (top 13%) and Raquel (top 6%)

Best in School: Raquel – for our school’s highest standardised score.

Newcastle Permanent Maths Competition

Well done to all of our Stage 3 students who took part in the Newcastle Permanent Mathematics competition last term. Students received their results at yesterday’s assembly and they performed exceptionally well!

Merits (top 45%) – Amira, Rowan, Zali, Luisa, Annabelle, Noah, Dexter, Mika & Edie

Distinctions (top 15%) – Ellen, Amie, Archie, Will, Jules, Fin, Chelsea, Grayson, Callum, Oliver, Norah & Sam

High Distinctions (top scorers – out of c. 10,000 year group participants) – Henry (equal 68th), Hamish Ma (equal 68th), Kynan (equal 124th), Bobby (equal 124th), Coco (equal 124th), Julian (equal 124th), Emma (equal 69th), Raquel (equal 69th) & Hamish Mo (equal 69th).

Every year, Year 5 students who receive a High Distinction, are invited to the annual Maths Camp at Myuna Bay. Congratulations to Hamish Ma, Henry, Bobby, Julian, Coco and Kynan! 

ICAS Maths

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the ICAS competitions this year. Students received their maths results today and should be very proud of their wonderful achievements.

Participation: Amie, Edie, Luisa, Amira (top 49%) & Hamish Ma (top 49%)

Merit: Emma (top 37%) & Fin (top 42%)

Credit: Chelsea (top 32%), Will (top 28%), Jules (top 32%), Noah (top 23%), Ellen (top 23%), Grayson (top 28%), Zali (top 30%), Henry (top 36%), Kynan (top 15%), Julian (top 12%), Annabelle (top 12%), Norah (top 19%) & Callum (top 19%)

Distinction: Rowan (top 9%), Oliver (top 6%), Hamish Mo (top 3%)

High Distinction: Raquel (top 1%) and recipient of the Principal’s Award

MCYA Stars!

Well done to all our clever mathematicians who took part in the Mathematics Challenge for Young Australians at the end of last term. The program provided students with a series of problems to work through and allowed them to collaborate and discuss strategies in small groups.  Congratulations on your effort and hard work completing this challenging challenge! Our super achievements are below:

Proficiency – Zali, Annabelle, Callum & Rowan

Distinctions – Will, Fin, Julian, Archie, Amie, Ellen, Hamish, Oliver, Norah, Hamish, Kynan, Raquel & Emma.

A special mention also to Emma and Raquel who achieved a perfect score!

Choose Maths

Earlier this term, students in the OC worked on a film project for this year’s Choose Maths competition. The project involved creating a short 3-5 minute film based on the  theme ‘Our World Needs Maths’. Films had to explore this concept and include a mathematical operation/problem and mathematical language. Have a look at their fantastic efforts below!