CJC Scores at Mathematics Competitions
In line with the department’s Talent Development Roadmap, CJC’s Mathematics Department has recently brought home several awards over three competitions—Singapore Mathematical Olympiad 2017, 2017 Singapore Statistical Poster Competition, and the Australian Mathematics Competition 2017.
The Singapore Mathematical Olympiad 2017 aims to impress upon its participants the Olympic spirit of friendly competition and perseverance in the context of a mathematics problem-solving competition. The Olympiad fosters young people’s interest in learning mathematics and encourages them to value intellectual pursuits.
This year, CJC clinched the Commendation Award in the Junior College Category. Michael Pung Jia Chen (1T28), attained the Silver Award and three students (Li Rouchen (1T28), Sean Gunawan (1T29) and Irwin Pranada (1T29)) were awarded certificates of Honourable Mention.
The Singapore Statistical Poster Competition 2017 is organised by the Department of Statistics and Applied Probability of the National University of Singapore. This annual competition encourages upper secondary and junior college students to explore creative ways to present statistical data. Through the competition, participants applied statistical concepts they learnt from H2 Mathematics as well as Further Mathematics to illuminate an authentic social issue which is close to their heart.
Ashley Nee, Edna Chan Eu Myin, Tan Wen Ying Denice, and Tan Yan Zi Matilda from 2T29 emerged as second prize winners in the JC category with their statistical poster project entitled “How willing are you to donate to charity?”.
The Australian Mathematics Competition aims to be a platform where all youths are able to realise their intellectual potential in mathematics and algorithmics. Although CJC takes part in the competition every year, the number of participants this year swelled from 55 in 2016 to 179 in in 2017. This is exemplary of the department’s effort to stretch students as part of its Mathematics Talent Roadmap in CJC over their 2 year journey in CJC.
This year, 22 participants obtained a distinction, with Sean Gunawan (1T29) coming in as top student in CJC for the Australian Mathematics Competition. Sean is spurred on by his passion in Mathematics, as he enjoys the challenge of mathematical problem-solving that goes beyond the GCE ‘A’ Level syllabus.