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UK Mathematics Trust Intermediate Challenge

Greenshaw students participated in the annual challenge.

Wednesday 3rd February saw 60 students from Years 9 to 11 sit down for the annual UK Mathematics Trust Intermediate Challenge.

The challenge requires mathematical fluency, precision of thought and and abstract thinking. The challenge is a great way for students to demonstrate their mathematical ability, and stretch their understanding outside of what they do in the classroom.

For Year 11 students, it is an opportunity to test three years of hard work at GCSE and practice their problem solving skills ahead of their exams in the summer. For Years 9 and 10, it allows them to link together topics in their curriculum and get a taste of the topics still to come. A special mention must go to the Year 9 students who arrived on site promptly at 2.00pm to sit the challenge, despite being at home for remote learning for the day.

Results should be available next month. I’m hoping for lots of Gold, Silver and Bronze, and hopefully a few will be successful in getting through to the Kangaroo Challenge or Mathematical Olympiad.

Students in Year 7 and 8 will soon be invited to take part in the Junior UKMT Challenge, taking place in April. Keep an eye out on Frog to sign up, and for some potential practice sessions after school in the weeks leading up to the challenge.

Miss Goodwin, Mathematics Teacher