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Count like an Egyptian: A hands-on introduction to ancient mathematics

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The mathematics of ancient Egypt was fundamentally different from the mathematics of today, which makes solving ancient Egyptian problems quite an adventure.

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Let's get involved in MTQ

[Maths in Action]
Let's get involved in MTQ
Student Presenters: Clint Therakam, Gavin Choong, Atticus Holt
Thursday May 26, 2016
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm (ACT, VIC, TAS, NSW, QLD)
         5:00pm – 6:00pm (SA, NT)
         3:30pm – 4:30pm (WA)

 

REGISTER NOW: Let's get involved in MTQ

Adobe Connect link to enter the session https://connect.vic.edu.au/cwm-160526-mtq2016

You may need to download the flash plugin called Addin for better video conferencing. You will be prompted to do this. Please allow time to set up your computer, desktop, tablet or smart phone. Attendees will require to download the free Adobe Connect App from iTunes and other App providers.

MTQ Registration is now open

Go the the Mathematics Association of Victoria website for more information about the 2016 Maths Talent Quest
http://www.mav.vic.edu.au/go-to-maths-talent-quest.html

Thinking about getting your students into action?  All students from the Early Years to Year 12 can enter the Maths Talent Quest (MTQ).  The best of these entries will then be entered into the National Maths Talent Quest. Clint Therakam, Gavin Choong and Atticus Holt will provide an overview of the awards and their MTQ experience in 2015.

Clint Therakam

Presenter: Clint Therakam - 2015 Overall winner in the MTQ Year 9 - 12 category
Integration in 2D and 3D involving cylindrical coordinates
Integration is highly applicable, not only in the field of pure mathematics, but also in three-dimensional graphics modelling and fluid engineering applications. Cylindrical and polar coordinate systems have been utilised to find the volume of a commonly used real-world construction component: a cement truck barrel, as it involves radial symmetry.

Clint is a currently second year Engineering and Science Dual Degree student at UQ (University of Queensland), majoring in mechanical and aerospace engineering and physics respectively. I enjoy tutoring, coach and compete in chess and take part in cycling, running and rock climbing. In his busy schedule is also is works as an Education Queensland Teacher – Tutoring Yr 12 students in literacy primarily and mathematics at IB School QASM and Chess Coach in Gardiner, Nudgee College, Southside Junior Club.

 

MTQ 2016

Presenter: Gavin Choong - 2015 Overall winner in the MTQ Year 9  category
Alice in the function of (x) or Alice in f(x)

'My goal in writing the story was to provide readers with a foresight into complex mathematical ideas, but through the parody of a well-known children's story, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. By interweaving different mathematical tasks but into everyday problems, my story shows the importance of math in day-to-day life, as well as gives a fun and enjoyable perspective to the reader.'

Gavin is currently in Year 10 at Tintern Grammar and participatse in many school ensembles, the local tennis club, as well as enjoy mathematics and physics.  Added to his string of achievements, Gavin has high distinctions for ICAS Math and ICAS Science held  by University of New South Wales as well as honours in Music theory Grade 5 and Grade 7 Piano.
 

 

Atticus Holt

Presenter: Atticus Holt - 2015 winner in the MTQ Early Years category
Which football team should you barrack for?
Atticus will discuss his question, his method in finding the answer. Who do you think Atticus barracks for?