Last Thursday, 28 able Mathematicians from Years 9 and 10, took part in the UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge. The challenge involves answering 25 multiple choice questions in one hour, and under exam conditions.
The Mathematical Challenge aims to stimulate mathematical problem solving, getting students to apply their mathematical knowledge.
Our students eagerly set out beginning to answer as many questions as they could, in the time given, to earn as many marks as possible. The challenge requires a high level of accuracy, and any incorrect answers incur a points deduction – so no room for any hasty guesses!
Students are rewarded for their efforts with bronze, silver and gold certificates, with students needing to get between 47-60 marks to gain bronze, 61-77 for silver and 78+ for gold. There are also follow-on rounds for the top 8000 entrants across the country.
Results will be published in a few weeks’ time, so watch this space. Good luck to all students who took part!