Fifth day at camp: Problem sessions, lectures and studying for tomorrow's exam/ staff meeting

There has been a lot going on today, mainly because tomorrow is the squad selection test!

In the morning, we ate breakfast and went straight into the problem sets (because the lectures were moved to the afternoon). Again, the students were challenged by 8 problems, and about half of the students managed to solve most, if not all, problems.

Senior students working on the problem set

Senior students working on the problem set

Students discussing the problem sets

Students discussing the problem sets

Senior students discussing the problem set

Senior students discussing the problem set

Kevin Lin showing the solution to the first problem

Kevin Lin showing the solution to the first problem

Yongwhan Shin presenting an alternative solution to Problem 1

Yongwhan Shin presenting an alternative solution to Problem 1

George Li presenting an alternative solution to the first problem

George Li presenting an alternative solution to the first problem

Brian Qi explaining the second geometry problem

Brian Qi explaining the second geometry problem

Winston Yao presenting an alternative solution to Problem 2

Winston Yao presenting an alternative solution to Problem 2

Claire Shi presenting an alternative solution to Problem 2

Claire Shi presenting an alternative solution to Problem 2

Edward Chen presenting the solution to the third problem

Edward Chen presenting the solution to the third problem

Tony Wang explaining a solution to a problem

Tony Wang explaining a solution to a problem

William Wang presenting a solution to Problem 4

William Wang presenting a solution to Problem 4

Ari Markowitz presenting a quicker way to solve Problem 4

Ari Markowitz presenting a quicker way to solve Problem 4

George Han presenting a clever way to solve Problem 5

George Han presenting a clever way to solve Problem 5

After the problem session and lunch, the Seniors headed to the University of Auckland to get lectured Algebra by Igor Klep, a professor in the University of Auckland, and the Juniors stayed in the Grafton Hall for Junior Combinatorics, taught by Robin Hankin. 

Seniors and Igor Klep (standing) preparing for the lecture

Seniors and Igor Klep (standing) preparing for the lecture

Igor Klep lecturing Seniors on inequalities

Igor Klep lecturing Seniors on inequalities

Seniors listening to Igor Klep (not shown in the photo)'s lecture

Seniors listening to Igor Klep (not shown in the photo)'s lecture

Robin Hankin teaching Juniors how to count in a cooler way

Robin Hankin teaching Juniors how to count in a cooler way

Juniors listening to Robin Hankin (right)'s lecture

Juniors listening to Robin Hankin (right)'s lecture

After the first set of lectures, I had to prepare for the Junior Geometry lecture on five centres of a triangle (circumcentre, incentre, orthocentre, centroid and excentres).

Juniors listening to my lecture

Juniors listening to my lecture

Juniors listening to my lecture 2

Juniors listening to my lecture 2

After dinner, the students had a quiet time so that they could concentrate on their preparation for tomorrow's big test: the squad selection test! Meanwhile, the staff members had an AGM meeting and discussed some matters about finance and future leadership roles. 

I also have to go bed early, so that I can get ready for 3 hour supervision (of a 4.5 hr test).

Watch this site tomorrow to see how the students do in the squad selection test.

-Photos and post by Ian Seong