ACG Strathallan has come third in this year’s Mathex competition at ASB Stadium, competing against 140 teams from 70 schools.
Mathex is a challenging and fast-paced mathematics contest where teams compete against each other to answer 20 questions as quickly as possible. Each correct answer is worth five points and the first team to 100 points within the 30 minutes wins.
The ACG Strathallan team, consisting of Year 10 students Jane Huang, George Liu, Junno Choi and Cole Hulme, reached 100 points with ten minutes to spare.
For the last few weeks, the team took extra questions home to practice and gave up their lunchtimes to discuss solutions and strategies. Year 12 and 13 students volunteered their lunchtimes to help develop and hone the skills of their younger peers.
“At ACG Strathallan, we encourage students to participate in all kinds of maths competitions and problem solving is part and parcel of every lesson,” said maths teacher Sue Hibberd. “Every year the Mathex competition seems to get harder, but the students get faster. It is really great to see ACG Strathallan improving so significantly.”
ACG Schools dominated the podium on the night, with ACG Parnell College placing first.