Coen is just 12-years-old but he can do Year 11 maths
COEN Jones isn't even a teenager yet, but he's studying well beyond his years.
The Cathedral College maths whiz is in Year 8, but he's studying maths at a Year 11 level.
But for Coen, 12, maths is just what he does best.
"I find it (maths) interesting, I really like doing chance and data in class," Coen said.
"I think about sequencing a lot, and sometimes I can't get maths out of my head; I just can't switch it off."
His love for maths has paid off after Coen entered the Australian Mathematics Competition.
After taking the maths test, Coen picked up a prize award which is given to the top 0.3% of students in the competition.
And he won a prudence award, for having the highest number of consecutive answers right, which was 17 in his case.
Coen was excited to get the awards for his work.
While maths is a main interest of Coen's, he's also a keen musician.
Along with studying Year 11 MathsB, he's picked up three instruments over four years, which have come easily to him.
"I play the trombone, guitar and trumpet; but music is essentially maths," Coen explained.
"With music I follow patterns and sequences."
The student is hoping to one day turn his love of maths into a career and become a civil engineer.
- Lisa Benoit