College Student Second in National Mathematics Competition!

September 02, 2015 at 2:40 PM

Congratulations to College student, Kevin Shen who finished second in the prestigious Eton Press Casio Mathematics Competition! After sitting a preliminary paper in May, the top 14 young mathematicians in the country qualified for the national final in Wellington. After the two-hour examination, Kevin was awarded second place, and being in Year 12 he is still eligible to enter next year!

He won a $600 cash prize and new calculator for his efforts. While in Wellington, he and the other contestants were given a tour of the Beehive and visited Te Papa to view the Gallipoli exhibition. Kevin’s favourite question from the gruelling test was, ‘A stick is broken randomly in 2 places. What is the probability the three pieces form a triangle’? He reliably informs us that the answer is 1/4.


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