Welcome to our school maths website – here you should find all the essential video resources and syllabus information for the coming year. You can also see some of the most recent posts from our other school maths website (ibmathsresources.com) – so feel free to explore this as well!
Maths is very important for a wide range of careers – the harder you study at school the more career options that will be open to you in the future. You can visit the excellent Maths Careers and We Use Maths sites to explore just how many varied jobs use maths.
TT Rockstars Competition Underway
The annual TT Rockstars competition is now underway – to enter the leaderboard you need to play at least 10 times on the Studio. Current leader is William Fergusson from Y8. Baseline speed means the average number of seconds per correct answer. Last year we had students with a baseline speed under 1 second – see if you can beat that this year!
Nrich Success for Year 9s
Nrich is an online mathematics website run by University of Cambridge, posing challenging mathematical puzzles and activities for students to try.
BISP Mathematics teacher Mr Chambers’ Year 9 mathematics students have recently worked some of the puzzles, including ‘Legs Eleven
‘ and ‘Subtraction Surprise
‘ and the solutions submitted by Por Pan, Tiffany and Oak were selected by the Nrich
team as some of the best answers given from schools globally.
“It’s a great opportunity for our students to be able to compete on an international level and a number of them have showed excellent problem solving abilities,” said Mr Chambers.
With early entry exams sat in November, rather than the traditional following May/June period, we are delighted with the results of the International Mathematics and Biology students.
Maths Teacher Mr Chambers commented that, “the International Maths IGCSE is a very demanding course – to do so well in an early entry is very impressive. In the class there were 92% A to A* (100% A* to B), including 8 As and 4 A*s. Congratulations to all students for their hard work – an excellent start to your IGCSE exams”.
Biology Teacher Ms Young and Mr Richardson, Head of Science, added, “of the 22 students who sat their early entry Biology exam, 18 gained A to A* (82%) and 100% A* to B. There were 9 A*s and 9 As. Of the three sciences, Biology has by far the most content to learn and to do this six months early and gain such excellent results is really pleasing. Well done to all concerned. These results should fill you with confidence looking ahead to the final exams in June”.
PIMC: Phuket Island Maths Challenge
On Friday 3rd March, 12 of our top KS3 mathematicians participated in the 3rd annual Phuket Island Mathematics Contest, this year hosted by UWC. Students were challenged throughout the course of the day with a wide variety of activities, from a fast-paced and physical Energiser round to an outdoor Maths Trail, as well as Mathematical Catchphrase. Students were joined by students from UWC, Headstart and Kajonkiet and worked excellently in their mixed teams. Particular congratulations go to Round Winners, Caterina, Baimon and Prae, all from Year 7 and Bai from Year 9. All four girls achieved individual medals for their excellence, in addition to their certificates of participation.
Maths is an essential part of a lot of financial jobs – you need to deal with graphs, algebra calculus and of course number skills. People who are good at maths are always in demand in jobs like banking and stock market trading. So we are pleased to announce our annual stocks and shares competition. This is the leaderboard from the first few days. You will be given $100,000 – can you rise to the top?
Pi Day Champions
The Maths department at British International School, Phuket (BISP) recently held their annual Pi Day celebrations. Pi Day is held every March 14 (which is 3.14 when written in the American, day, month format).
This year BISP held a Key Stage 3 Pi memory competition, where all students were challenged to memorise as many digits of pi as they could. Students then had to stand in front of the rest of the year group and recite what they could remember.
Students saw some sensational performances, which surpassed anything in previous years. In Year 7, they witnessed Tiffany Yipp reciting 549 places of pi, which places her second on the national Singaporean leaderboard.
There were other excellent efforts from Soly Hyun (112 places) and Min Ha. In Year 8, both Alex and Bella came joint first with 143 places of pi. Bella subsequently got 241 places which qualifies as second on the national Philippines leaderboard.
In Year 9 there was a very close contest with Eddy, Malvika and Turquoise just behind the overall winner Bell – who memorised 75 places. This puts her joint 6th on the Thailand national leaderboard.
As well as seeing some sensational memory feats, Year 7 also enjoyed a Pi Day party – bringing in a selection of pi related food, and doing a Pi Day quiz. The house competitions were won by Blue house in Y7, Red house in Y8 and Yellow/Green in Y9.
Well done to everyone who took part – and to all the students who smashed last year’s records.