Aoraki Mathematics Competition 2016Congratulations to the year 10 team of: Jan-Hendrik Kuepper, Ben Davenport, Jack O'Neill and Hyeokjun Kwon, who won the Aoraki Maths Competition. They got a perfect score of 20 out of 20, finishing with 5 minutes to spare. No other teams finished all 20 questions within the time, the 2nd placed team scored 16 points and had passed on two questions.
Model Answers - Term 3 2015 examinationsLevel 1 Geometric Reasoning - click here for the Model Answers
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2015 changes to the assessment schedules
Level 2 Maths 202 Mr Blackstock's classSwapping AS 91264 (2.9 - Statistical Inference) with AS 91267 (2.12 - Probability).
The assessment for AS91264 will move from T2 Wk 2 to T2 Wk 8.
Level 3 Statistics Mr Blackstock's classSwapping AS 91580 (3.8 - time Series) with AS 91585 (3.13 - Probability)
The assessment for AS 91580 will move from T2 Wk 4 to T3 Wk 5.
Results from the Aoraki Mathematics CompetitionThe evening of Wednesday 5 August saw two Year 9 and three Year 10 Roncalli teams do battle in the annual problem solving competition with teams from schools south of the Waitaki River to Ashburton College in the north and westward to Twizel High School in the Mackenzie Country.
Roncalli’s best team effort came from a Year 9 Team comprising students Ben Davenport, Gabriel King and Sam Regenvanu who finished in third place in the Year 9 Competition with a score of 18 out of 20 correct answers. It was unfortunate that this team got stuck on one question as they led most of the other teams on the night.
The best of the Year 10 teams finished fifth equal with a score of 10 out of 20. The questions in this year group proved far more difficult with the winning team only able to score 14 out of 20.
The following students represented the college:
Results from the New Zealand Mathematics Olympiad and the University of Otago Mathematics Problem Solving CompetitionsIn the latter part of Term 1 Roncalli College entered 29 Year 9 and 10 students in the University of Otago Mathematics Problem Solving Competition. Year 9 student, Sam Regenvanu achieved an outstanding result, achieving a score that placed him in the top 200 of his year level who participated in this competition in New Zealand. Gurkamal Singh, another Year 9 student, also achieved a creditable result in this competition.
In the early part of Term 2 a very small group of elite Roncalli mathematicians undertook the challenge by attempting problems set by the NZ Mathematics Olympiad Organisation. Liam Pribis in Year 11 received an Honourable Mention for his efforts in this competition. As a consequence both Liam and Sam Regenvanu have been invited to trial for the International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp in Auckland in January 2016. Congratulations to both students are deserved for reaching such a high standard in demonstrating their problem solving skills.