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2019 MATHS TALENT QUEST

Maths Talent Quest is a MAWA student activity that requires students to think creatively about complex real-life mathematical problems, thinking as a mathematician would. Open to students from K – 12, participation in this activity strongly supports students to develop an appreciation of mathematics across the STEM disciplines with an emphasis on strong communication skills and mathematical understanding.

This year we had ninety-two entries from over 300 students across Western Australian Primary and Secondary Schools. Our mathematicians of the future produced outstanding entries and the range of topics illustrates the diversity that can be found in the careers that are available to people with a strong mathematics background.

A big thank you must be given to our judges who have the tough job of trying to differentiate between the creative ideas and the different ways of communicating them. Each entry needs to be judged two or three times so without their support we would not be able to offer this activity. ECU preservice teachers are invited by MAWA to assist with the judging, helping us to get through the task and also offering valuable Professional Leaning to our future teachers about the mathematical investigative process. MAWA would like to acknowledge Sharon Schubert from Iona Presentation College who will represent WA as a VIP judge at the judging of the National Maths Talent Quest (NMTQ) on the 12th September.

All Distinction and High Distinction winners are invited to join us for the Award Ceremony to be held at Scitech on the 21st October. NMTQ winners will be announced at the ceremony and we wish all our eight WA entries the best of luck.

Year 4 Group

Ashdale Primary School

Smartie Investigations

Amery Hall, Prisha Patel, Kiva Shah

 

Year 5 Individual

Rossmoyne Primary School

Eagles Statistics using Fantasy points

Ethan Reid – Riley

 

Year 6 Individual

Rossmoyne Primary School

Buy what you need, not what you want

Jaylene Chang

 

Year 7 Group

Carine Senior High School

Is Rapunzel’s Hair Possible?

Jeel Thumar, Ilsa Murad, Olivia Taylor

Year 8 Individual

John Curtin College of the Arts

5 Cost Effective Ways to Make School Better and Happier

Daisy Chalken

 

Year 8 Group

Mt Lawley Senior High School

 He’s Always Watching – The Codemaker

Poppy Steenbergen & Lottie Berinson

 

Year 9 Individual

St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls

Optimising Revenue: Finding the optimum number of students for a school

Shenyi Wang

 

Year 9 Group

St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls

Hockey Sticks

Hannah Keogh, Zali Dale, Lara Had

 

Award Year GroupName of Students Project Name School Number
NATIONAL ENTRYMedallion for each student
National Entry 4Amery Hall, Prisha Patel, Kiva ShahSmartie InvestigationsAshdale Primary School3
National Entry 5Eagles Statistics using Fantasy pointsRossmoyne Primary School1
Ethan Reid-Riley
National Entry 6Jaylene ChangBuy what you need, not what you wantRossmoyne Primary School1
National Entry 7Jeel Thumar, Ilsa Murad, Olivia TaylorIs Rapunzel's Hair Possible?Carine Senior High School3
National Entry 8Daisy Chalken5 Cost Effective Ways to Make School Better and HappierJohn Curtin College of the Arts1
National Entry 8Poppy Steenbergen & Lottie BerinsonHe's Always Watching - The CodemakerMt Lawley Senior High School2
National Entry 9Hannah Keogh, Zali Dale, Lara HadHockey SticksSt Hilda's Anglican School for Girls3
National Entry 9Shenyi WangOptimising Revenue: Finding the optimum number of students for a schoolSt Hilda's Anglican School for Girls1
Total 15
HIGH DISTINCTIONS Certificate for each student and $100  per entry
High Distinction *4Amery Hall, Prisha Patel, Kiva ShahSmartie InvestigationsAshdale Primary School3
High Distinction *5Eagles Statistics using Fantasy pointsRossmoyne Primary School1
Ethan Reid-Riley
High Distinction *6Jaylene ChangBuy what you need, not what you wantRossmoyne Primary School1
High Distinction *7Jeel Thumar, Ilsa Murad, Olivia TaylorIs Rapunzel's Hair Possible?Carine Senior High School3
High Distinction *8Daisy Chalken5 Cost Effective Ways to Make School Better and HappierJohn Curtin College of the Arts1
High Distinction *8Poppy Steenbergen & Lottie BerinsonHe's Always Watching - The CodemakerMt Lawley Senior High School2
High Distinction *9Hannah Keogh, Zali Dale, Lara HadHockey SticksSt Hilda's Anglican School for Girls3
High Distinction *9Shenyi WangOptimising Revenue: Finding the optimum number of students for a schoolSt Hilda's Anglican School for Girls1
High Distinction 3Ethan Perera and Tyler Yeoh-EllertonLegoCarey Baptist College Harrisdale2
High Distinction 4Shimmah Ghatfy & Zahra AbelInvestigating rubbish on our beachesRockingham Beach Primary School2
High Distinction 5Aarnav GuptaTravelling in Three DimensionsVictoria Park Primary School1
High Distinction 6Anoushka GuptaLight It UpVictoria Park Primary School1
High Distinction 7Clara Hoarau, Emelia Bullers, Luca Polmear, Natalie Poole, Mackenzie ReynoldsNumber TheoryJohn Curtin College of the Arts5
High Distinction 7Jessica Del CasaleWhat IF Earth was a different size?Mt Lawley Senior High School1
High Distinction 8Matthew Vinci, Jonathan Vinci,Nishok NimaleenHow to make an Emu flyAquinas College5
Riley Nel, Matthew Wallace
Total 32
DISTINCTIONSCertificate for each student and a $50 per entry
Distinction 4Kyle Shafeeu, Donny PhamSpring Loaded CarAshdale Primary School2
Distinction 4Phebe HunterSpace TravelCarey Baptist College Harrisdale1
Distinction 4Nishaan Sunner and Samanyu VallabhaneniGoldCarey Baptist College Harrisdale2
Distinction 7Nikolas Rickard, Mason Wigmore, Blake StuartThe Maths behind Iron ManFremantle College3
Distinction 7Tara Whitney, Amelie Armstrong, Isabella PymmCan Dumbo Fly?Fremantle College3
Distinction 7Rosa DickieKey to Kool KicksMt Lawley Senior High School1
Distinction 7Chloe Burns & Eladia Hamilton-DalziellPacking For Mars - How big a suitcase will you need to pack?Mt Lawley Senior High School2
Distinction 7Sasha GerrickCricketButler College1
Distinction 8Anna Connolly, Iona Anderson, Brooke NoakRapunzel's HairCarine Senior High School3
Distinction 8Courtney Ridgewell , Edward AtkinsonOzone hole over AntarcticaDuncraig Senior High School2
Distinction 8Amy Moran Sreya MannamkunnathA Lifetime of BeautyJohn Curtin College of the Arts2
Distinction 8Hannah Kader, Sarah Mohamad Fami, Kanon Naito, Eliza RamsayIf the Shoe Can RunJohn Curtin College of the Arts4
Distinction 8Lochlan McKennaQWERTY Keyboard InvestigationJohn Curtin College of the Arts1
Distinction 8Carl Avellanosa, Jasmin Calayag and Neha KeraiRad RouteEllenbrook Secondary College3
Distinction 8Noah Case TentenExploring Maths Through KitemakingIona Presentation College1
Distinction 9Zoe Colvin, Lily Andrews, Elana Godfrey, Dwija TrivediZoe Colvin, Lily Andrews, Elana Godfrey, Dwija TrivediSt Hilda's Anglican School for Girls4
Distinction 9Natasha Wong, Bella Sayer and Sri MohanDoes the circumference of a wheel affect the speed of the vehicle?St Hilda's Anglican School for Girls3
Distinction 9Ting Ting Fang, Eva Coulter, Chloe Osborn, Grace McGhieAction Movies in Real LifeCarine Senior High School4
Distinction 9Kai ManciniAerodynamic OrigamiJohn Curtin College of the Arts1
Distinction 9Samora Wa Azaro, Tanesha EddyThe Penalty ShotJohn Curtin College of the Arts2
Total 45