Intermediate Team Maths Challenge
We are thrilled to announce that our Intermediate Maths Team came sixth in the National Finals for this year’s UK Team Mathematics Challenge trophy! Having won the Regional Final, our team comprising William and Alex (Third Year) and Sophie and Millie (Second Year), travelled to the Royal Horticultural Halls in London. Over 1700 schools entered the competition and 88 teams qualified to take part in the final held on Monday 17 June. The final, which is run by the UK Mathematics Trust, involves teams of four Second and Third Year pupils. Pupils had to negotiate a ‘group circus’ which involved solving eight difficult maths problems; a ‘maths shuttle’ in which the answer from each question feeds in to the next; a ‘cross number’ which is a mathematical crossword and a ‘relay race’ combining mental and physical agility. Prior to the event, pupils had to study ‘compass’ and ‘straight edge constructions’ with the aim of creating a poster on the day with up to six points available, determined by mathematical content and artistic design. This (from what our memories tell us) is our best ever result and a truly outstanding result for the pupils, and for the teachers who have worked with them! Congratulations to everyone who took part!
If you are interested in this type of challenge, questions from previous events can be found at www.ukmt.org.uk.Back to all news