Mathematicians Star at Maths Trust Challenge
Stamford School Mathematicians from Years 9, 10 and 11 sat the UKMT Intermediate challenge with the students collectively obtaining 60 gold, silver and bronze certificates in addition to 12 students qualifying for March’s follow up round.
The United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT) Individual Maths Challenges are lively, intriguing multiple choice question papers, which are designed to stimulate interest in maths in large numbers of talented young mathematicians. The three levels cover the secondary school range 11-18 and together they attract over 600,000 entries from over 4,000 schools and colleges.
The Intermediate Challenge is aimed at pupils in Year 11 or below in England and Wales, the challenge involves answering 25 multiple choice questions in one hour and is sat in school under normal exam conditions.
The students who sat the challenge achieved 13 gold certificates, 23 silver certificates and 24 bronze certificates. The 12 students who qualified for the challenging follow up round are:
Additionally Charlie Kidd (Y11) qualified for the Maclaurin round after an exceptional performance in the Intermediate challenge.