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David A + Maths = Champion

When it comes to mathematics, Hervey Bay student David Andersen is in a class of his own and on top of the world for Australia.

The 15-year-old Fraser Coast Anglican College student is a dual world champion after retaining the World Maths Day title he won last year.

Read the full story here.

9 Responses to “David A + Maths = Champion”

  • Nathan B:

    “…he got a Minted Gold Medal for coming 1st in his age group last year but nobody cares who came 1st in their age group but they do care about who came 1st overall.”
    I’m sorry James, but to say that “nobody cares” is an inaccurate statement regardless of whether there was a single world champion or three world champions and I believe a majority of people will disagree with what you wrote there.
    I am also going to have to agree with Tatiana, Michael and the above article from the WMD team in saying that David A is a dual world champion (This means there were 3 world champions in 2009 and 2010)
    Thanks,
    Nathan.

  • James W:

    The questions last year were Elementary did Level 1, Middle did Level 2 and 3, and High School did Level 4. These questions were the ones that you get on the Mathletics site.

  • James W:

    This year you cared about being 1st in your age group. Everyone did. This year there were no overall ladders. I’m talking about WMD 2009. In World Maths Day 2009 there was an Elementary, Middle, and High School section. Now they are called 5-8,9-13 and 14-18. David A came 1st in his age group last year but came 3rd overall and was a world champion this year coming 1st in the 14-18 age group.

  • Michael D:

    Actually James W, YOU’RE WRONG!
    There are three world champions. The 9-13 questions are easier than all the other age groups’ questions for their age. That’s why 9-13 always has the most points. And I do care about being best in the age group more than overall age.

  • James W:

    Well Tatiana I participated last year and I’m pretty sure that Kaya G won. David A came 3rd in the overall ladder but 1st in his age group last year and this year. So basically he got a Minted Gold Medal for coming 1st in his age group last year but nobody cares who came 1st in their age group but they do care about who came 1st overall. Yes there are 3 World Champions but technically they are all not World Champions only one is the real Champion. The person with the highest score. I remember last year there was an overall ladder and the age groups. These are the results in the All ladder:

    1.Kaya G Team Australia 129,106
    2.David M Aloha College 119,843
    3.David A Fraser Coast Anglican College 115,571
    4.Shoaib A Team Pakistan 105,741
    5.MG izmir ozel isikkent liseli 101,728

    Those are the top 5

  • Michael D:

    Tatiana is right.
    The goal of the competition is to place the highest in your age group. I placed 94th in my age group. I am a homeschooler also.

  • Tatiana:

    To James W, I am not sure that what you have said is entirely true.

    As an ambassador for World Maths Day 2009, it is to my knowledge that the 2009 competition would find 3 world champions.
    And if you look at the 2009 hall of fames, there are 3 separate hall of fames for the 5-8, 9-13 and 14-18 years categories.
    (you can find this under the history tab on the WMD site, then clicking 2009 and then on the blue hall of fame link).

    However, it is true that if you were to compile a list of Top 100 students without taking age categories into account, David A would be ranked 3rd. But again to my own knowledge, the aim of the 2009 and 2010 competitions were to find 3 world champions, one for each age category.

    Kindest Regards,

    Tatiana.

  • James W:

    Just the correct the info for the record David A came third last year and first this year in his own age group which is 14-18 years old.

  • Ali El B:

    YOU ARE A GENEOUS

    GOOD ……………….. LUCK