Mathematics Challenge for Young Australians (MCYA)

amt-logoThis year William Carey is again offering a new series of challenging enrichment courses for our top mathematicians. This course is designed and managed by the Australian Mathematics Trust (AMT) which is the key organisation that runs mathematics competitions (Olympiads) in the country. The Mathematics Challenge for Young Australians is targeted towards students with a talent in mathematics who would like something more.

The challenge lasts for 16 weeks between April and September. The program focuses on teaching additional mathematics not traditionally taught at high school and students are encouraged to develop their ability to prove results not just get the correct answer. The program is very challenging and students should not expect to easily master the skills involved.

As part of this program each student would be expected to spend roughly 30 minutes – one hour each week working through the providing resources and attempting the challenge for each chapter.

Students who successfully complete the program will have their diligence and achievement recognised in their yearly reports. An extra subject will be included in their reports including their overall mark in the program they completed and a comment about their work.

Details of the different programs are available here.

Please contact Miss Smith for more information!

Mathematics Competition

Mathematics Faculty Competition:
This competition is open to ALL students at WCCS (staff and parents are welcome to have a go as well and will receive certificates but not the final prize).
To win the $30 prize you need to:

Find a three-digit number which gets 7 times smaller after its middle digit is deleted.

Entries should be submitted to Mr R Jackson by the 23rd of June (Monday of week 9). The winning entry will show clear working showing each logical step needed to find the three-digit number. The solution will be published in a newsletter after the competition ends. Please write your entry on a separate piece of paper clearly labelled with your name and mathematics class.

Mathematics Challenge for Young Australian (MCYA)

This year William Carey is offering a new series of challenging enrichment courses for our top mathematicians. This course is designed and managed by the Australian Mathematics Trust (AMT) which is the key organisation that runs mathematics competitions (Olympiads) in the country. The Mathematics Challenge for Young Australians is targeted towards students with a talent in mathematics who would like something more.

The challenge lasts for 16 weeks between April and September. The program focuses on teaching additional mathematics not traditionally taught at high school and students are encouraged to develop their ability to prove results not just get the correct answer. The program is very challenging and students should not expect to easily master the skills involved.

As part of this program each student would be expected to spend roughly 30 minutes – one hour each week working through the providing resources and attempting the challenge for each chapter. Mr Jackson will run an additional class for students attempting the challenge during one lunchtime each fortnight to assist and provide feedback.

Students who successfully complete the program will have their diligence and achievement recognised in their yearly reports. An extra subject will be included in their reports including their overall mark in the program they completed and a comment about their work.

Details of the different programs are available here.

Please contact Mr Jackson for more information!