It's safe to say that we were both pleasantly surprised by the wonderful experience that we had at KLJMC. This isn't the first time that we have represented KLASS at Maths competitions and we hope that it won't be the last.
This year, KLJMC was hosted by Garden International School and over 10 schools took part. Being able to meet so many new people who shared our passion in Maths was a truly gratifying experience. Having the ability to enjoy Maths without the quotidian academic pressure was an enlightening and exhilarating exposure to an entire new world where Maths can be used for something other than finding ‘x’.
Our favourite round was the code-breaker round. We were seated in a horseshoe, around a whiteboard, on which the first two terms and values of a sequence were inscribed. This engaging part of the competition encouraged us to use all our knowledge of sequences to find a rule to fit the terms. Despite some of the questions being challenging, our team did the best overall in this section. The best feeling for us was when we knew the rule for the sequence and no one else did.
It might not be as well known as SEAMC or FOBISIA, but our time at KLJMC has left us feeling inspired, enthusiastic and with an even greater passion for Maths.
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by Anna Meier 8Q and Gioia Migliarina 8T
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