Camping out to nurture passion
YEAR 11 student Jordan Erskine is off to Canberra after placing in the top 3% in a national maths competition two years in a row.
The Scots PGC student will join 500 other students from around Australia for a maths camp early next year.
"It is exciting to be invited," Jordan said.
"I'm looking forward to meeting people with the same interests as me."
The Allora boy said he had always been good at maths.
"I find maths easy to understand," he said.
"The numbers make it easy to interpret data."
Physics is the math whiz's favourite type of maths.
"I'm looking to be an engineer and that has a lot to do with it," he said.
"I spend a lot of time studying.
"But I mainly spend time working out problems I have set for myself."
Head of maths Noela Ensbey said she and the rest of the college were proud of Jordan.
"At the college we encourage all students to strive to their potential whether in the classroom or on the sporting field," she said.
"Jordan is a gifted mathematician and I am sure he will benefit by mixing with other students who share the same enjoyment of this great subject."
Jordan will be introduced to first grade university level maths during the camp.