Basic HTML Version

The mean-scaled study scores for Ruyton’s 2011 VCE

mathematics students were 50.3 out of 50 in Specialist

Mathematics Units 3 and 4, 39.9 out of 50 in Mathematical

Methods CAS Units 3 and 4, and 35.5 out of 50 in Further

Mathematics Units 3 and 4. A highlight of last year’s results

was that two of our Further Mathematics students received

perfect scores of 50. During 2012 we have had one Specialist

Mathematics, two Mathematical Methods CAS and two

Further Mathematics classes.

The University of Melbourne School Mathematics

Competition is the most difficult of all Mathematics

competitions which are available to Victorian students.

It is done under examination conditions. In securing our

16

th award this year, Jemma Billinghurst becomes the

first Ruyton girl to win three University of Melbourne

Mathematics Competition awards.We congratulate Jemma

on this outstanding achievement. Ruyton girls have also

taken out 18 Distinctions and six High Distinctions in this

year’s Challenge Stage of the Mathematics Challenge

for Young Australians, and 17 distinctions and three high

distinctions in the Enrichment Stage of the Challenge. In

this year’s Australian Mathematics Competition, Ruyton

girls won 33 Distinctions and five High Distinctions.

In 2012 Ruyton had its first-ever Mathematics Extended

class at Year 10 and we trialled Mangahigh.com. The latter

is a new online mathematics games learning community.

Sarah Cheang, Yiying Fang, Roshica Ponnampalam (Team

Captain) and Angela Yan secured second place in a closely-

fought Year 7 statewide Mathematics Games Day at

Overnewton College on 3 September 2012.Well done girls!

This is the third successive year that Ruyton has won an

award in this Victorian competition.

None of the above student success would have been

possible without the hard work and dedication of

the Ruyton Mathematics staff. I would like to express

my thanks to each and every one of them for their

professionalism and support during 2012.

The Maths Faculty had an in-house one day professional

development and learning activity facilitated by maths’

luminary Charles Lovitt. It was a most successful day with

staff learning about the many and varied possibilities of

using Maths 300 activities within the curriculum.

I would like to conclude my report with the following

quote from Old Ruytonian Felicity Reynolds. Felicity was a

member of the 2006 Year 12 Specialist Mathematics class.

She graduated earlier this year with First Class Honours in

Mechanical Engineering from the University of Western

Australia.

Mr Russell Boyle,