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Student makes school proud in world of Mathematics

JERUDONG International School (JIS) has announced that Ahmad Jamsari, a Malaysian Year 8 student studying in Middle Years achieved a Gold Award in the prestigious UK Junior Mathematical Olympiad, scoring 105 out of 135 marks.

According to a press release from JIS, approximately 300,000 students worldwide participated in the competition, with the top 1,200 students invited to participate in the next stage – the ‘Junior Mathematical Olympiad’.

The Junior Challenge, run by the United Kingdom Mathematical Trust, was undertaken by all JIS students in Years 7 and 8.

The press release explained that the challenge included 25 multiple choice questions based on mathematical problem solving. The top 40 per cent of students were presented with Gold, Silver or Bronze awards according to their results, and the Olympiad is a two-hour written paper with more in-depth mathematical problems, where marks are awarded based on their process of problem solving rather than just having the correct solution.

Head of the Mathematics Faculty at JIS Senior School Rebecca Baker said, “We are so proud of Ahmad for successfully obtaining the Gold Award and for achieving excellence in the world of mathematics.”

Head of the Mathematics Faculty at JIS Senior School Rebecca Baker, Ahmad Jamsari and Head of Middle Years at JIS Richard Bourbon. – JIS

Head of the Mathematics Faculty at JIS Senior School Rebecca Baker, Ahmad Jamsari and Head of Middle Years at JIS Richard Bourbon. – JIS

Borneo Bulletin | Danial Norjidi | July 7, 2018