Students of Years 8, 9, 10 and certain students of Year 7(based on teacher recommendation) have written six contests run by the American Scholastic Mathematics Association (ASMA) over this academic year. Each contest was made up of 7 questions to be completed in 35 minutes. The contest papers were marked at school. ASMA has compared the cumulative scores worldwide and based on their ranking we have been awarded the First Place with Lukas Peng, year 10, being the Highest scorer. Attached in a file below is the list of the students, in alphabetical order, who performed well, getting at least 4 questions correct out of 7. The Top ten performers of this year ASMA are : Lukas Peng, Matthew Scholar, Hadrian Wong, Edward Williams. Klaus Peng, Martin Francony, Esme Seaver, Joseph Guillon, Jasper Plowman and Daniel Ciesla. They together added a score of 285 which gave our school the First Place.
ASMA contest in the words of one of the youngest participant : As one of the youngest participants of the ASMA tests, at first I was quite intimidated, I knew that even students 4 years older than me are having problems with the test but then it hit me, I just knew why I was doing this test, to learn something! ASMA math tests included one of the most challenging and fun problems that I have ever done. In fact I was always looking forward to the next test. Filled with very challenging puzzles, from questions that quizzes you about complicated arithmetic to your common sense, you learn a great amount just by doing the problems! I think that ASMA has a great thing going on and I would definitely encourage everyone to try these challenges. Malhar Rajpal, Year 7