College Student Adds to Medal Tally

October 19, 2015 at 12:16 PM

College student Andrew Chen has continued his outstanding form in the Australian Mathematics Competition. The renowned competition is undertaken by around 600,000 students each year in more than 30 countries around the world. The paper consists of 30 questions, ordered in increasing difficulty, which must be answered in 75 minutes. Each year a select number of students are awarded medals for their performance. The number of medals allocated is equivalent to a standard achieved by 1 in 10,000 entrants, the top 0.1 per cent. Andrew was one of 14 competitors to receive a medal in the intermediate section (Year 10-11). He was the only New Zealander to medal in the intermediate category. In the past four years he has also received a prize for placing in the top 0.3 per cent. He also received the Prudence Award for having the highest number of consecutive correct answers among entrants from the College. Andrew travelled to Christchurch on Friday to be presented his medal by Professor Mike Clapper, executive director of the Australia Mathematics Trust. Well done, Andrew!

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