01 Nov 2016

Tuesday 01 November 2016

Outstanding results in the annual Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) saw two Kings College students receive special awards at this years Australian Mathematics Trust Awards event.

Year 10 student James Mead (Averill) was awarded the Australian Mathematics Competition Prize which puts him in the top 0.3% of students sitting the AMC.

Year 13 student William Wang (Greenbank) received the Best in School Award in the competition. 

The AMC is one of the world’s largest school-based mathematics competitions with more than 14 million entries since it began in the late 1970s.

King’s College Deputy Head of Mathematics and Academic Mathematics Coordinator May Meng said the students are both talented mathematicians who also put in extra effort ahead of this year’s competition.

“They not only excel in their school work but also always engage themselves in Olympiad-type problem solving which has helped them enrich their understanding of mathematics,” says Meng.

“I am very proud of their achievements. They work hard and are worthy recipients of these awards. I hope their successes will encourage more students to get involved in mathematics beyond the classroom.”

Meng says mathematics offers students so many opportunities and King’s runs a Maths Olympiad Club to encourage motivated students to push their boundaries and strive for excellence.

“Mathematics develops critical thinking and analytical skills that are highly in demand across all aspects for life - from engineering to medicine. The pursuit of mathematics will prime students for success, no matter where their ambitions lie."

For more information on the Australian Mathematics Competition click here