ACG Parnell College has beaten 140 teams from 80 schools to take out this year’s Year 10 Mathex competition at ASB Stadium.
Mathex is a challenging and fast-paced mathematics contest where teams compete against each other to answer questions as quickly as possible.
The ACG Parnell College team, consisting of Year 10 students Daniel Zang, Caleb Chan, Marut Kashyap and Kiran Chung, were the first team to get all 20 questions correct. All four students take advanced maths at ACG Parnell College, and will sit IGCSE Mathematics this year.
For the last few weeks, the team has used their breaks from class to work through past questions with Maths teacher Weymond Fong. They were also helped by peers in Year 11 to get to grips with the skill set needed.
“Students have to be able to work as a team and be willing to try different methods to solve problems,” said Mr Fong. “They have to work quickly under a lot of pressure because of the time constraint, the noise of all the other teams and solving very difficult questions. The runner is usually exhausted by the end of the evening.”
ACG Schools dominated the podium on the night, with ACG Strathallan placing third in the event.