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Intermediate Maths Challenge

The UKMT organises the UK's biggest national maths competitions.In the Intermediate Challenge the top 40% of students nationally receive a gold, silver or bronze certificate in the ratio 1:2:3 and each school receives a Best in School certificate.

Congratulations to the pupils who took part in the UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge. In year 9  Chris received the best in year and a Gold certificate. Ivy received a Silver certificate, Jamie, Beverly, Dominik, Charlotte, Phoebe and Enio received a Bronze certificate. In year 10 Patrick received best in year and a Silver certificate. Thomas, Amelia, Marli,Reuben, Roschell and Harrison received a Silver certificate. Oliver, Molly, Dewi, Zipporah, Daniel, Joanna, Elicia, Mary and Annalise received a Bronze certificate.

 

Maths Team Challenge

Year 10 mathematicians were entertained by two lectures by leading academics and then participated in an exciting maths team challenge with students from 12 different schools.

Team maths challenge

Team maths challenge

The lecturers were: Dr Jennifer Roger of Oxford University, who took great pleasure at de-bunking alarmist statistics quoted in the press, and Dr Katie Steckles of Manchester University, who taught them how to square root cube numbers in their heads as a party trick and delved into the hidden maths of technology.

  

 

Maths Club

Maths club is on Thursday lunchtime 12:45 to 1:30 in M5 and M6. All are welcome. Maths club provides support for homework, fun activities, logic puzzles, maths games and more.

Enrichment

Pupils wishing to extend and enrich their mathematical learning may be interested in joining The Society of Young Mathematicians (SYMS). It is a society for all young people who enjoy mathematics, whether they are in a primary or secondary school. Members are part of a national organisation which motivates and encourages young mathematicians.

Pupils are also given the opportunity to take part in the United Kingdom Maths Trust Challenge and other team challenges.

Other

Maths equipment is available to purchase from the maths foyer. Calculators are available for £5.00. Revision guides are £2.50.

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