On the 4th February, a number of students from Year 9, 10 and 11 took part in the Intermediate Maths Challenge. The Maths Challenge is organised by the UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT), a charity that was established in 1996 whose aim is to ‘advance the education of children and young people in mathematics’.
Talented mathematicians from schools all over the country test their mathematical prowess by attempting to answer 25 difficult multiple choice questions that challenge the students to think laterally. Guesswork, however, isn’t a viable option as contestants are penalised for incorrect answers.
At this stage, the top 40% of students nationally receive a gold, silver or bronze certificate in the ratio 1:2:3 and the top scorer in each institution receives a ‘Best in School’ certificate. Those who have done exceptionally well will progress onto the next round of the competition – the Intermediate Mathematical Olympiad.
We are anxiously waiting for the results and can’t wait to find out how well our students have done!
Student Reporter: Alan Philip, Year 11