Mathematics

Welcome to James Hargest Mathematics

2017 has been another year where the Mathematics department has fostered and encouraged students to excel in Mathematics both inside and outside of the classroom. A large number of students have participated in several competitions this year. These competitions are challenging in that they require understanding and interpretation. Several students also have achieved extremely well academically. Classroom programmes which have been modified, tutorials and encouragement from staff have supported these students in their strive for excellence.

 

SCHOLARSHIP

While many of our students achieved very well in the end of year 2016 NCEA examinations, it was particularly exciting that Emma Henderson gained an outstanding scholarship in Statistics.

 

NCEA MATHEMATICS ENDORSEMENTS

 

 

Excellence

Merit

Level 1

11

93

Level 2

11

56

Level 3 Statistics

3

29

Level 3 Calculus

1

13

 

UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO JUNIOR MATHEMATICS COMPETITION

This is a challenging problem solving competition and students who gained outstanding results were:

Year 9

Top 200: Regan Cross, Daniel Harley

Top 15%: Hayden Wu

 

NEW ZEALAND SENIOR MATHEMATICS COMPETITION

This is a very prestigious and challenging national competition. This year James Hargest had some outstanding results with Matthew Fraser being one of the top 15 national finalists to go forward from the first round to compete in the final round in Wellington in September.

 

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS AND ASSESSMENTS FOR SCHOOLS (ICAS)

Well done to all students who took part in this assessment. This year, again, several students gained High Distinction or Distinction. High Distinction places them in the top 0 - 5%, Distinction places them in the top 5 - 10%.

Year 7

High Distinction: Danny Richardson

Year 8

Distinction: Samantha Cooper, Jackson Faithful, Timothy Holloway, Rebecca Kingma, Brianna Loan, Alex Munro, Max Russell

Year 10

Distinction: Rachel Checketts

Year 13:

Distinction: Timothy Tuckey

 

SMACMATHS

James Hargest again had a very good night at the annual SMAC Maths Competition held in the Senior Campus gym on Wednesday 27 September. All the school teams enjoyed the spirit of the competition and performed particularly well.

Year 7

2nd: Declan Crombie, Ella Dixon, Matthew Harley, Jess Page

Year 8

1st: Timothy Holloway, Brianna Loan, Danny Richardson, Connor Steel

2nd: Tom Addie, Jackson Faithful, Daniel Sinclair, Eamonn Thwaites

Year 9

1st: Regan Cross, Finn Cruickshank, Daniel Harley, Henry Huynh

3rd:Ella Dougherty, Brianna Peterson, Charlie Samson, Ella Wylie

Year10

2nd: Rachel Checketts, Donald McIntosh, Max Nally, Johnny Piao

 

 

 

 

 

AUSTRALASIAN PROBLEM SOLVING MATHS OLYMPIAD

A group of Year 9 students was selected to take part in an extension programme involving the Australasian Problem Solving Maths Olympiad. They met weekly during Terms 2 and 3 to work on problem solving activities and took part in the monthly tests along with about 8000 other participants from around Australasia.

Highest individual scorer at James Hargest College was Regan Cross.