THE MATHEMATICS CLUB MATTERS - MAJOR PRIZE DRAW

The Mathematics Club Matters competition has been very popular and it was pleasing to see there were many weekly submissions to and interest in the problems from our boys and parents interested in experiencing Mathematics. The Mathematics Club appreciates the generosity of our sponsors and support for this competition. It now gives me great pleasure to announce Matt Hooper (11Mu) as the major draw prize winner for the Michaelmas Term. You too may be a winner this term, so get your entry in this week for a chance to win!


Congratulations to Matt Hooper (11Mu) as the major draw prize winner from the Michaelmas Term 

 

THE MATHEMATICS CLUB MATTERS COMPETITION

It was pleasing to see there were many submissions to and much interest in the problems in Bulletin I 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, Samuel Rofail (7Yo) for having the first correct solution drawn from the Middle School and Senior School boxes. Would they please see Dr Osman for their weekly winning prize.

The answer for the Middle School Problem was 1 day. The answer for the Senior School Problem was Shirley’s age was 22 years and 8 months. 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 to gain greater understanding of Mathematics, with 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 giving 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 program and in other external Mathematics contests held throughout the year.

Mathematics Club co-curricular offerings in Term I (2018) 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 N1.18.
Please contact Dr Osman (MIC Mathematics Club) for further information regarding this requirement.

 

MATHEMATICS CLUB MATTERS COMPETITION FOR ALL BOYS

The Mathematics Club at the School is pleased to continue this term with Mathematics Club Matters for all boys interested in experiencing Mathematics. This has been a popular competition for all boys in the School.

The boys will have an opportunity to enter either a Middle School Maths Problem or Senior School Maths Problem each week. The boys will attempt on their own paper one problem each week within their year group of either Middle School or Senior School and will have until Monday lunch-time (1.15pm) to enter their submission at the Mathematics Department office. All boys will need to place their name and House group with their submission.

There is a permanent box placed outside in the Mathematics Department for each problem. The first correct solution drawn from each box on Monday at 1.30pm will be the winner, with the names published weekly in the Mathematics Club Matters section of the Head Master’s Bulletin.

Every correct solution will go into the draw to win a major prize at the end of each term. Solutions for each problem will appear in the Head Master’s Bulletin. So get your entries in this week for a chance to win.

 

THIS WEEK’S PROBLEM FOR BULLETIN II:

1. Years 7-9: Middle School Problem due on Monday 12 February 2018

Alex, Ryan and Steven are sports fans. Each has a different favourite sport among football, baseball and basketball. Alex does not like basketball; Steven does not like basketball or baseball. Name each person’s favourite sport? Please show working to justify your answer! 

2. Years 10-12: Senior School Problem due on Monday 12 February 2018

The perimeter of a square has a value that is two-thirds of the number representing its square footage. What is the size of the square? 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