Two wins at 11th NMC

Participants solving math questions

UTAR students Teow Shua Hui and Ang Yi Xuan won third place at the 11th National Mathematics Competition (NMC) held at Sungai Long Campus on 18 June 2016. Teow and Ang also walked home with a certificate and cash prize of RM300.

“I feel really great, knowing my continuous effort over the years have paid off,” said Teow with a smile. The Financial Mathematics student also thanked the organisers for hosting such a meaningful event.

Participants reading math questions at the exhibition floor

Ang saw this competition as a platform to prepare her for the competitive job market. “Strong mathematical literacy is now a prerequisite for many careers and professions, from engineering and sciences, to finance and ICT,” said the Actuarial Science student.

Participants having a light moment at the photo booth

“With this competition, we hope to cultivate interest in math among students, because math is important in our daily lives. I believe that this competition will work towards dismantling the negative perception of mathematics,” said 11th NMC Chairperson Tan Zan Sang.

“The development and advancement of mathematical literacy is one of the areas Malaysians must work towards to give ourselves a competitive edge in the global and regional economy,” said Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) Dean Prof Ir Dr Goi Bok Min.

The competition also saw participation from Taylor’s College Subang Jaya, USCI, Sunway University, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), St Joseph Institution, Chung Hua High School, Seremban, Chong Hwa Independent High School, Kuala Lumpur, SMJK Chung Hwa Confucian, Penang, and many more. 

The competition was organised by UTAR Mathematics Society and sponsored by Silverlake, Fusionex, Marco, and Real Data Matrix.

Group photo of sponsors, judges, committee members, and participants

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