Maths students named finalists for video production

The video, 'Maths Makes Everything Possible' has won them a $1000 Excellence Award shared across the team. Currently in China, trio said it was the second year they had entered the Choose Maths awards.
The video, 'Maths Makes Everything Possible' has won them a $1000 Excellence Award shared across the team. Currently in China, trio said it was the second year they had entered the Choose Maths awards.

Margaret River Senior High School students Lily Baker, Sasha Hughes and Jasmine Yates have been recognised as top ten finalists in the 2019 Choose Maths Awards.

Their video, Maths Makes Everything Possible has won them a $1000 Excellence Award shared across the team. Currently in China, trio said it was the second year they had entered the Choose Maths awards.

"It's been a challenging and fun project using our maths and creative skills to find new and interesting ways to present maths," the girls said from China.

"This year we chose the history of innovation and use of maths to show how far we have come as a civilisation and to look to the challenges of the present and future.

"Climate change is one of the great challenges and concerns of our generation.

"We hope that our video will inspire some of our peers to choose careers in the maths and science fields to be part of the solution to this global issue."

Baker, Hughes and Yates said while they were thrilled to be on the school trip, they were disappointed to not be able to collect the award in person.

"Sadly getting back early to attend the ceremony proved to challenging for the school, there seems there are some things even maths can't make possible!

"Still, China is an incredible country and seeing both the ancient and modern structures has been amazing.

"We would like to thank the organisers and the sponsors of the Choose Maths awards for the opportunity to participate in this competition.

"We are honoured to have been nominated as finalists and we wish everyone a great awards ceremony, and good luck to all the finalists and entrants of the competition."