Brilliant Futures Mathematicians

“Mathematicians are trained to think logically and to approach problems in analytical and creative ways. Studying mathematics and statistics prepares young people for a wide variety of careers because it provides them with the problem solving, computing and communication skills that employers want.”

Source: The University of New South Wales, www.maths.unsw.edu.au

Gold Coast Brilliant Futures students came together recently at our Southport campus to engage in an afternoon of collaboration in mathematical thinking and problem solving. Pythagoras’ Theorem, Pascal’s Triangle, Logarithms and simple and compound interest concepts in Financial Literacy were already familiar to students who had participated in the successful Maths Online Program in Term 2. It was now time to take their learning to the next level. Applying their knowledge in higher level mathematics in a series of team challenges, students explored multiple ways of solving problems.

With a strong foundation in Maths, Brilliant Futures students are prepared to embrace the rigour of Mathematics courses when they commence the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme with Queensland Academies, Southport campus in Year 10. Universities world-wide consistently report that there are many more jobs in Maths and Statistics than can be filled by the numbers of students graduating. Our Brilliant Futures mathematicians are well placed to consider the international career opportunities in this exciting field of endeavour.

Applications to welcome our 2018 cohort of Brilliant Futures students are closing on 15 September, 2017. Learn more and apply online at qa.eq.edu.au/brilliant-futures/

Mrs Vanessa Rebgetz
Deputy Principal leading Brilliant Futures, Gold Coast