Mathematics Challenge for Young Australians
Image: 1-Students who received a High Distinction. 2-All participants of the challenge.
Congratulations to the 103 PLC Sydney students, from Years 5–9, who participated in the Challenge Stage of the Mathematics for Young Australians Competition (MCYA).
The MCYA has three independent stages: the Challenge Stage, the Enrichment Stage and the Australian Intermediate Mathematics Olympiad. The MCYA Program targets the top 20% of primary students in Years 3–6 and secondary students in Years 7–10.
PLC Sydney students partook in the Challenge Stage. This three week intensive course is an introduction to problem-solving, where students can work with a buddy. Dr Dawe and the teachers from each year group work throughout the year: introducing investigations, mathematical proof and complex ideas beyond the school curriculum.
Congratulations to the 34 girls who received a credit and to the following girls who received high distinctions and distinctions:
Angie Rofail (Year 7), Emily Li (Year 7), Vanessa Kwa (Year 7), Hannah Ly (Year 7), Jessica Cheng (Year 8), Haley Mills (Year 8), Linda Wang (Year 8), Amanda Lu (Year 8), Caitlyn Wong (Year 8), Gwendalyn Dabaja (Year 8), Olivia Lam (Year 8), Miriam Ly (Year 8), Eliza Martin (Year 8), Audrey Tanama (Year 8) and Giselle Wong (Year 8).
Madeline Chang (Year 5), Helena Law (Year 8), Heidi Watkins (Year 8), Linda Liu (Year 8), Janice Nguyen (Year 8), Madeline Panos (Year 7), Nina Power (Year 8), Catherine Zhao (Year 8), Shirley Chen (Year 8), Stephanie Howes (Year 8) and Georgie Whitford (Year 7).