Our selected year 7 and 8 maths students competed in a virtual maths competition, KLJMC, on Saturday 22/5/21, which was hosted by St Joseph's International School. Our students performed exceptionally well and were a real credit to our school.
Overall our Year 7 teams secured 1st and 2nd and our Year 8 team secured 2nd as well.
Here are some reflections of the event from Daryl and Saki who won the Year 7 and Year 8 individual rounds respectively.
"On Saturday, a few Year 7 and 8 students who were chosen participated in KLJMC, which unfortunately had to be done online, but I’m sure we were all delighted to take part. Many international schools around Selangor and KL also took part in KLJMC, which stands for Kuala Lumpur Junior Math Competition. There were two categories, Year 7 and 8, with two team rounds and one individual round. The competition spanned nearly three hours and was tiring but was a wonderful, fun and educational experience.
How did you prepare?
We were all able to make the most of what we’ve learned in Alice Smith school, since we revised topics each time we finished the topics.
What was the experience like?
I felt some of the questions were tough, but I really enjoyed this challenge. For team rounds, all teams have demonstrated great teamwork, and I myself felt the team rounds were the most fun part of this competition. For solo rounds, we were given 1 hour to complete about 25 questions, so we had to solve questions as soon as possible.
How about the challenges of it being online?
There were multiple challenges that we faced during the competition. First of all, we were not able to communicate to our teammates as effectively. Some of us also had challenges with the internet, but thankfully it didn’t have a major effect. Despite the challenges, we all worked well together, to achieve great results."
Overall, it has been an amazing experience and I’m sure we all tried our hardest. However, I’m sure all of us are hoping that next year will give us the opportunity to participate face to face.
Our Head of Maths and Computing faculty, Philip Welch said, "It was so nice for these students to be able to get involved in something so fun and rewarding despite being in the midst of MCO 3.0"
Congratulations to our Year 7 and 8 teams that took part:
Year 7 Team 1: Daryl, Dheeraj and Musa
Year 7 Team 2: Erica, Zarif and Sachdev
Year 8 Team 1: Maryam, Ananya and Saki
Year 8 Team 2: David, Tommy and Alex