Half-Term Mathematics Competitions Sam Mooring, Secondary Mathematics Teacher and Arnav Baliga, Year 8
SEA Maths Competition
uring the second part of half-term, some of the brightest mathletes from Bangkok Patana were competing at SEAMC – South East Asia’s top competition for student mathematics. This year’s competition took place in Singapore, hosted by UWCSEA East and ACS. There was an individual round, as well as team rounds like the Lightning, Shuttle, Pursuit, Duel and a Codebreaker challenge. The ‘inspiration round’ piqued the interest of many competitors, since it took place in the Universal Studios theme park and required students to create a video investigating mathematics around the park. Fortunately, our IB physicists had already been to Dream World to study, so this really played to our strengths!
he Bangkok International Schools Junior Math Challenge (BISJMC) was started by Bangkok Patana, three years ago. BISJMC is unique, as Senior studies students organise this event for Year 7s and 8s. It consists of both individual and team events.
This year, BISJMC 2018 was hosted by Shrewsbury School over the half term break. Students from five schools across Bangkok participated in the event. The individual competition was very tough for the competitors as seven students competed in a tiebreaker, after achieving 100% in the first round. Out of these seven, four were from Patana! Bangkok Patana’s Si Chao (Billy) Xiong came first, and Arnav Baliga took third in the individual event. In the team All of the scores from the weekend were fed into an in- events, the Bangkok Patana Year 7 and 8 teams both took tricate and mysterious spreadsheet, which announced part in the tiebreaker with the Year 8 team coming second medal winners in the categories of Challenge, Collabora- out of all participating teams. tion, Communication, Knowledge, Strategy and Creativity. Mathematically speaking, 50% of all awards were Bangkok Patana students picked up an incredible array of bagged by Bangkok Patana! medals – our most decorated students were Yuqing, PrabYear 7 Team: hav, Philippe, Sho and David, who all received an invite to Justin Changbencharoen, Naphat (TK) Buristrakul, Si the World Mathematics Championships finals in June. Chao (Billy) Xiong, Stewart Anderson Mr Mooring, Mr McDonagh and Mrs McDonagh Year 8 Team: would like to congratulate the following students for their Arnav Baliga, Ishani Saran, Max Stockdale, Sophie outstanding achievement and exemplary conduct throughStevens out this competition: Mr Mooring would like to thank Yuqing Wu, Prabhav KuTeam Craft: Sho Ishizaki (Year 10), David Kang (Year mar, Henry Phan and Rithwik Raghuram from Year 12 for 10) and Jiwon Yoo (Year 9) giving up the lunchtimes to run weekly training sessions for Team Work: Prin Pulkes (Year 10), Odele Pang (Year 10) the teams. and Gere Worarittichai (Year 9) The Model Solutions: Yuqing Wu (Year 12), Prabhav Kumar (Year 12) and Shifeng Xu (Year 12) The Robots: Poon Vichivanives (Year 13), Philippe Ledoit (Year 13) and David Baines (Year 13)
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