Farrell Eldrian Wu, 12 year-old Grade 7 pupil of MGC New Life Christian Academy, Taguig City got perfect score in 2012 Australian Mathematics Competition as announced recently by the University of Canberra-based Australian Mathematics Trust, which has been conducting this every year since 1976.
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Wu was a consistent top achiever in international math competition. Since 2009, when he was in Grade III, he was already used to participate in international math contests. In the 14h Po Leung Kuk Primary Math World Contest in Hong Kong last July 2011, he was the only gold medal awardee.
He was once tagged as mathematics athlete or "mathlete" for being a math wizard or witty pupil in the field of mathematics.
Wu is not only a math enthusiast but also a "piano prodigy" according to his mother, Elaine Wu.
Wu said in a news that the questions were difficult. But he was curious and interested to answer them all perfectly.
By the way, aside from Wu, Zhi Yi Bernard Teo of Singapore got also perfect scores in the said competition.
Both of them received the Peter O’Halloran Certificate, the highest award, for the AMC contest.
Nature of the Math Quiz
This math competition is done in a contest paper which consists of 30 multiple choice questions, which are ordered in increasing difficulty. The student-contestants are given 75 minutes to solve the problems, which cover arithmetic, algebra, geometry and problem solving.
This recent math competition was conducted August 2, 2012.
Top Pinoy Students Scorers
The Philippines has 3,617 contestants and 73 of them got nearly a perfect score of 99 and 99+ percentile.
This year 2012 Filipino medalists and AMC prize awardees were Wu, Andrew Brandon Ong, Chiang Kai Shek College; John Thomas Chuatak, St. Stephen’s High School; and Justin Yturzaeta, Jubilee Christian Academy.
Prize Awardees with 99+ Percentile Scores
They were Bryce Ainsley Sanchez, Grace Christian College; Eion Chua, MGC New Life Christian Academy; Dion Stephan Ong, Ateneo de Manila Grade School; Matthew Eric Tan, St. Stephen’s High School; Patrick Nino Policarpio, Greenpark Montessori Learning Center; Christian Philip Gelera, UP Integrated School; Shaquille Wyan Que, Grace Christian College; and Deany Hendrick Cheng, Grace Christian College.
High Distinction Achievers with 99 Percentile Scores
They were Immanuel Josiah Balete, St. Stephen’s High School; Sted Micah Cheng, Hope Christian High School; Hiraya Marcos, Philippine Cultural College-Main; Kaizen Naquita, SPED Integrated School de Iloilo; Rene-John Ongchua, Solomon Integrated School de Iloilo; Trisha Danielle Sia, Chiang Kai Shek College.
Dan Alden Baterisna, Colegio San Agustin Makati; Adolph Monji Chen, Xavier School; Drew Skyler Co, Jubilee Christian Academy; Maxinee Louise Co, Ateneo de Iloilo-SMCS; Miguel Bradford Lao, Philippine Cultural College-Main; Jacob Peralta, PAREF Southridge School; Steven Reyes, St. Jude Catholic School; Trisha Denise Siy, MGC New Life Christian Academy; Philmon Wee, Xavier School; Juan Pablo Abola, PAREF Southridge School.
Alodia Carey Baisas, Colegio San Agustin-Binan; Szel Leeven Embay, La Salle Academy; John Henry Marquez, UP Integrated School; Raymund Carlo Masbano, St. John’s Institute; Zeidrich Monares, UP Integrated School; Stefan Marcus Ong, St. Jude Catholic School; Lance Christian Ting, St. Stephen’s High School; Bon Leif Amalla, Colegio San Agustin-Binan; Luke Matthews Bernardo, Philadelphia High School.
Vicente Raphael Chan, Zamboanga Chong Hua High School; Jinger Chong, St. Jude Catholic School; Jan Joshua Cruz, Pasig Catholic School; Shamira Liao, St. Stephen’s High School; Jose Ignacio Locsin, St. John’s Institute; Eason Wong, Philippine Cultural College-Caloocan; Clyde Wesley Ang, Chiang Kai Shek College; Kyle Patrick Dulay, Philippine Science High School-Main; Xavier Jefferson Go, Zamboanga Chong Hua High School; Grant Aaron King, Grace Christian College; Angelika Joie Tagupa, Colegio San Agustin-Binan; Raphael Villaluz, Philippine Science High School-Main; Raymond Joseph Fadri, Makati Science High School; Kelsey Lim Tiong Soon, Grace Christian College; Albert Jason Olaya, Philippine Science High School-Main; Ezekiel Christian Ong, UNO High School; Gerald Pascua, Philippine Science High School-Main; Vince Benedict Say, St. Jude Catholic School.
In his observation, Dr. Simon Chua, Mathematics Trainers' Guild- Philippines president found out that Filipino math topnotch are "doing very well in the AMC."