The South East Asia Maths Competition (SEAMC) has grown to a point that this year the organisers in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, enlisted a school in Nanjing to host NEAMC for schools in North East Asia. The Warry cup was awarded to the overall winning team.
Alice Smith entered six of our top Year 10 mathematicians - Daphne Chong, Jane Too, Simran Randhawa, Raphaelle Tseng, Sam Lynch and Inman Duyser.
Day 1 - Teams of 6 competitors from different schools were given the twelve long term questions to answer in 36 hours between rounds. No sleep!
Day 2 - Individual round and pass back round followed by the Maths trail. After dinner, we were treated to a taste of Vietnam with the “AO” acrobat performance at the opera house.
Day 3 - The team round. Lectures from Marcus Du Sautoy. The Activities and Energizer round - a cross between a relay and high speed maths.
With 92 teams competing, our top team came 56th.
“SEAMC was an amazing experience where we all bonded as a team and made new friends. We learnt a lot of new things and tested ourselves and our teamwork.”
“In the activity round, we were sent off to conquer over a dozen different challenges all around the school in what was too short an amount of time. We encountered everything, from illusions to wrapping toilet paper around our teammates!”
“Dam Sen Theme Park in Ho Chi Minh City: the perfect location for a maths trail. Applying maths to real life situations (or somewhat real life) is very different from sitting in a classroom. When asked to figure out the diameter of a ferris wheel, we couldn’t just ask someone for the height. A mixture of maths and park rides made the day a fun one to remember.”
Assistant Head of Mathematics