The Mathematics Department at British International School, Phuket is celebrating its best ever results at this year’s South East Asian Mathematics Competition (SEAMC), in which our students were awarded 5 medals and two students have been invited to compete in the Asian finals in Australia later this year. The SEAMC competition in Singapore brought together 180 of the top Year 9 and Year 10 mathematicians from across South East Asia.

Students at SEAMC represented 20 countries, displaying strong competition from schools in Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, The Philippines and Taiwan. Year 10’s Hyunwoong received both Silver and Gold medals after excelling over the 3-day competition – in particular reaching the Semi-finals of the Duel round, after seeing off 176 other competitors. He was also ranked in the top 15 for the Mathematician Round – a really impressive achievement given that it includes the most difficult mathematical content.

Cat from Year 9 won two Silver Medals and also managed to reach the Semi finals of the Duel round. Bank was the third member of the team to pick up a medal, being awarded a Silver medal for outstanding collaboration with students from other schools. The collaboration rounds required students to solve real world engineering challenges such as designing a boat capable of carrying the largest cargo and making posters to solve other mathematical problems.

Mr Griffin, Head of Mathematics commented, “The BISP team comprising Cat, Tania, Att, Hyunwoong, Bank and Por Pan were all a real credit to the school – congratulations to all of them for this success.”