Four of our Year 12 and 13 Maths and Further Maths students recently put their skills to the test when they took part in the UK MT Senior Maths Challenge at Mereway Upper School.
Tapuwa Chitiga and George Tysoe from Year 13 and Dominik Cusk and Rajan Khunti from Year 12 were selected for the Brooke Weston team. They were set a series of problems, which they worked together to solve, including cross numbers, which are crosswords with numbers instead of letters, and relays, where students had to answer a question in pairs before the other pair was able to answer their question. The competition tested students’ mathematical skills in areas such as geometry and algebra.
Head of Maths Mr Johnson said: ‘This was a really good event and the students were put through their paces in a series of challenges which stretched their thinking and logic skills. They worked collaboratively and did extremely well to be placed fourth in the competition, which was very hotly contested. There were many schools taking part, including from the private sector, plus others from different counties so our team did us proud.’