Bishop Hall Jubilee School has won the gold award in a citywide mathematics competition. They won with a research paper titled “On the Summation of Fractional Parts and its Application”. It was written by Leung Sun-kai, who graduated earlier this year. A total of HK$1 million in scholarship funding was given to the winners to further their education.
Under the guidance of their teachers, about 80 teams of 240 students from 60 secondary schools across Hong Kong spent more than six months researching different maths topics.
Each research project was judged in the same way it would be for a scientific journal.
Pui Ching Middle School’s students went home with a silver award with their paper on the “Iterated Circumcentres Conjecture and its Vabrants”.
Diocesan Girls’ School won bronze award for “A Geometric Approach to the Second Non-trivial Case of the Erdos-Szekeres Conjecture”.
The Hang Lung Mathematics Awards (HLMA) 2016 award presentation ceremony was held at the Asia Society Hong Kong Centre on Thursday. Leung, who is now studying Enrichment Mathematics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, joined the recipients of the silver, bronze awards and five honourable mentions.
“Since HLMA was first launched in 2004, the talent has been growing. It was great to see research topics based on well-known maths theories from the 12 finalist teams this year. We are proud to provide an outlet for these students,” says Professor Yau Shing-tung, co-founder of HLMA.