Our School won Round 1 of Hans Woyda Competition on the 4th of October 2017! Hans Woyda is a team competition in the form of two teams of 4 from separate schools competing against each other. Although there was pressure to win, I feel extremely privileged to have represented Year 12 in the NLCS team; and the experience was worth it.

Most part of the competition was spent one to one which means that I was up against the year 12 student in the opponent team on my own. To answer each question within 30 - 90 seconds was definitely a challenge for me. Not only should I spot a quick way of solving the questions, but I also needed to be familiar with all topics so that the time taken to solve the question can be significantly reduced.

For example, one of the year 12 questions was:

‘Given that 0° < x < 90° and 13 sin x = 5, find the value of 5/tan x.’

To obtain the answer, 12, one must be aware of trigonometry functions and their use on a right-angled triangle. Additionally, having the knowledge of the side lengths of 5, 12, 13 of a right-angled triangle would greatly decrease the time taken to work out the solution of the question.

Overall, I am really glad that I took part in such a fun and exciting experience (including little disappointment when I made a stupid mistake). Our team members have all done an amazing job which results in the victory. Good luck with Round 2!

Most part of the competition was spent one to one which means that I was up against the year 12 student in the opponent team on my own. To answer each question within 30 - 90 seconds was definitely a challenge for me. Not only should I spot a quick way of solving the questions, but I also needed to be familiar with all topics so that the time taken to solve the question can be significantly reduced.

For example, one of the year 12 questions was:

‘Given that 0° < x < 90° and 13 sin x = 5, find the value of 5/tan x.’

To obtain the answer, 12, one must be aware of trigonometry functions and their use on a right-angled triangle. Additionally, having the knowledge of the side lengths of 5, 12, 13 of a right-angled triangle would greatly decrease the time taken to work out the solution of the question.

Overall, I am really glad that I took part in such a fun and exciting experience (including little disappointment when I made a stupid mistake). Our team members have all done an amazing job which results in the victory. Good luck with Round 2!