Student's Achievements celebrated in the UK Maths Challenge
Categories: College News
Schools all over the UK have been celebrating their student's achievement in the UK Maths Challenge. On Thursday 2 February 2012, our students participated in the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT) Intermediate Maths Challenge, an initiative aimed at students in Years 9, 10 and 11. The Intermediate Maths Challenge is sat by over 200,000 students at their own schools and then the bright stars went through to the local heats at Churcher’s College in Petersfield.
Established in 1996, The UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT) is a registered charity whose aim is to advance the education of children and young people in mathematics. The UKMT organises national mathematics competitions and other mathematical enrichment activities for 11-18 year old UK school pupils. During the last academic year over 600,000 students from 4,000 schools took part in the three individual challenges, the UK's biggest national maths competitions. Activities include: group competition, crossnumber and a mathematical relay race.
The following students received a pen, puzzle and certificate for The Intermediate Maths Challenge:
- Gold - Isobel Wood, Wesley Frost, Ryan Baker
- Silver - Sam Hughes
- Bronze - Chris Dix, Jeremy Savage, Lizzie Connochie, Rahul Miah, Aaron Gibbison,Harry Bascombe, Tiffany Chapman, Matthew Granger and Sam Wood
On Tuesday 28 February, students Ryan Baker, Aaron Gibbison, Chris Dunster and Lewis Donovan took part in The Team Maths Challenge. There were 28 teams in the fast-paced challenge and the dynamic students ended up in 7th place overall.
Phil Munday, Principal said, “The UKMT Team Challenges reinforce the value of mathematical dexterity, team working, and communication skills. UKMT helps us to raise the profile of Maths within our school and encourages the study of Maths at post 16. The Team Maths Challenge also gives pupils the opportunity to compete against students from both private and state schools which greatly enhances their confidence.”