2021 RESEARCH COMPETITION
“BE A MATHEMATICIAN”
By The University of Melbourne
This year our Year 7-12 Mathematics students unleashed their creativity and problem-solving skills by doing research into a given project.
The students were given a set of eight open-ended questions from which they chose one. They could then use some of the methods used by mathematical researchers to investigate their problem; they could gather data, simplify, visualise, hypothesize, conjecture and prove.
The aim of the competition was to allow students to use their creativity and problem-solving skills to make choices about how best to ask and answer questions about their chosen project.
Some of our AIC Maths Students competed individually and some competed as a team in order to foster a positive environment which gave them the opportunity to reason and work collaboratively.