THE MATHEMATICS CLUB MATTERS COMPETITION

It was pleasing to see there were many submissions to and much interest in the problems in Bulletin VII from both Middle School and Senior School boys interested in experiencing Mathematics. Every correct solution will go into the draw for the chance to win a major prize at the end of each term.

Congratulations to last week’s winners, Arvind Kumaraguru (9Mu) and Joseph Assaf (11St) for having the first correct solutions drawn from the Middle School and Senior School boxes. Would they please see Dr Osman for their weekly winning prize.

The answers for Middle School Problem was the 11 members contributed a total of 22 x 5c coins. The answer for the Senior School Problem was the student took 24 tests, passed 21 and failed 3 tests. Complete worked solutions for the Middle School and Senior School problem have been posted outside the Mathematics Department office.

 

MATHEMATICS CLUB CO-CURRICULAR REQUIREMENTS

The intention of this Co-curricular, the Mathematics Club, is to provide enjoyment and training in advanced thinking for recreation. The Mathematics Club will foster and encourage boys’ greater understanding of mathematics, encouraging activities, discussion opportunities in Mathematics research and related mathematical experiences, and providing a social and intellectual forum to all boys interested in experiencing mathematics. The Mathematics Club will provide various opportunities for students (with a range of mathematical abilities) to take part in mathematical activities and events and to interact on a more informal basis with other teachers. 

The Mathematics Club can help to cater for boys to further develop:

  • an increased knowledge through the transmission information by building self-confidence and self-esteem in Mathematics;
  • acquisition of concepts of the discipline;
  • student conceptions, (introducing various learning resources and hence broadening student knowledge and understanding) i.e. an atmosphere of intellectual excitement, a vibrant and embracing social context, an adaptive curriculum to produce deep learning;
  • a co-curricular learning environment to which boys relate in a positive way;
  • mathematical materials and give boys opportunities to achieve a level of mastery;
  • curiosity and to stimulate independent learning and the development of critical thought in Mathematics and participation in the Australian Mathematics Challenge programme and in other external Mathematics contests held throughout the year. 

New Mathematics Club co-curricular offerings in Term IV (2017) are included below: 

Years 7-9 Additional Co-curricular: 

Wednesday 3.40pm-5.00pm commitment in N1.17. Please contact Mr. Habkouk (Dean of Mathematics) for further information. 

Years 10-12 Full Co-curricular: 

Wednesday 3.40pm-5.00pm commitment in S2.3. Please contact Dr Osman (MIC Mathematics Club) for further information regarding this requirement.

 

NEW International Journal and Proceedings of Young Archimedes | CALL for Student Papers

The Mathematics Club has initiated a new and unique Journal and Proceedings of Young Archimedes which publishes academic online papers of secondary students in the fields of Mathematics Applications and provides a forum to exchange mathematical ideas, activities, and/or sharing and interpreting high school research.

Manuscripts will be reviewed by the Editor, in consultation with the Associate Editors, to decide whether the paper will be considered for publication in the Journal. Issues are scheduled to be published in June and December. An electronic version of each issue is posted to the Trinity Grammar School Mathematics Club web site http://www.trinity.nsw.edu.au/1_senior/spirit_maths.html as a formal publication.

Aims Of This New Initiative:

  1. The Journal and Proceedings of Young Archimedes publishes academic online papers of secondary students in the fields of Mathematics Applications.
  2. To provide a forum to exchange mathematical ideas, activities, and/or sharing and interpreting high school research.
  3. To pioneer a new field of educational endeavour to be the first Mathematics International Journal publication for High Schoolers.
  4. All Trinity students who are interested in unique mathematical ideas, activities, and/or sharing interpreting high school research are encouraged to submit a paper. All students completing HSC and/or IB essays or projects with relevance to the fields of Mathematics Applications are highly encouraged to submit a paper for refereeing within the Journal and Proceedings of Young Archimedes.

Outcomes

  1. Issues are scheduled to be published in June and December of each Year.
  2. A Maximum of 6 long papers (max 6 pages) or 12 short papers (max 3 pages) for each issue.
  3. An electronic version of each issue is posted on the Trinity Grammar School Mathematics Club web site publication.

Enquiries relating to submission and production of articles should refer to the Style Guide (see the link below) or direct any enquires to Dr Frederick Osman on fosman@trinity.nsw.edu.au

Click here to view the style guide

 

 

THIS WEEK’S PROBLEM FOR BULLETIN VIII:

 

1. Years 7-9: Middle School Problem due on Monday 11 September 2017

Glen, Harry, and Kim each have a different favourite sport among tennis, baseball, and soccer. Glen does not like baseball or soccer. Harry does not like baseball. Name the favourite sport of each person. Please show working to justify your answer! 

 

2. Years 10-12: Senior School Problem due on Monday 11 September 2017

Thirteen plums have the same mass as two apples and one pear. Four plums and one apple have the same mass as one pear. How many plums have the mass of one pear? Please show working to justify your answer!

Please place your name and House group with your submission by Monday lunch-time (1.10PM) at the Mathematics Department Office.

 

Dr Frederick Osman | MIC Mathematics Club