Glenaeon is participating in this year’s Australasian Problem Solving Mathematical Olympiads (APSMO), with close to twenty Year 7 and 8 students taking part.
Glenaeon is participating in this year’s Australasian Problem Solving Mathematical Olympiads (APSMO), with close to twenty Year 7 and 8 students taking part. The annual APSMO Maths Olympaids have been operating since 1987 with schools from all over Australia, New Zealand and other neighbouring countries taking part. Approximately 41,000 students took part in the 2016 contests.
The Olympiads consist of five separate contests approximately one month apart, the first held this week on the 17th May. Each contest paper consists of five challenging questions, which each student must try to solve without the aid of a calculator. Although students are competing against others, the overall aim of the Olympiads is to develop important problem-solving skills and test the extent of their capabilities in an enjoyable setting.
Here is a sample question for you to try:
On a recent Geography test, Amanda scored 15 point below the class average, Barb scored 8 points above the class average, and Colin scored 82.
The average of the scores of Amanda, Barb, and Colin was equal to the class average.What was the class average?
Question sourced from: http://www.apsmo.edu.au/pdf/APSMO_Olympiad_Sample_DivS_1.pdf
Best of luck to our students in the months ahead!
Further information about the nature of the APSMO programs can be found at www.apsmo.edu.au