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Alex + Australian Mathematics Competition = top 0.1% in the state

Year 8 student, Alex Myhill from The Cathedral School is bound for Brisbane on 8 November to be presented with a prestigious medal from the Australian Mathematics Competition after being placed in the top 0.1 per cent of the state for his result.


With only one question off getting a perfect score, the 11 year old competed against other students two years above his age.

The competition sat in August, started in Australian in 1978, and is now one of the largest Maths competitions in the world. Several hundred thousand students from more than 40 countries participate in the Australian Mathematics Competition each year and it is recognised as an international benchmark for mathematical performance.

Head of Mathematics for The Cathedral School, Mr Andrew Arratoon said “Competitions such as the Australian Mathematics Competition are a great opportunity for our students to really test their skill and knowledge.”

“Just like many other activities, students measure their success through competition. Academic students also need competition and the bigger the competition the more significant the success” added Mr Arratoon.

The Australian Mathematics Trust will hold the awards presentation ceremony for the 36th annual Australian Mathematics Competition on Friday 8 November at the University of Queensland.

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