Shrewsbury School

Shrewsbury competes in the National Final of the UKMT Senior Team Maths Challenge

Friday 7 February 2014

Congratulations to the Maths Challenge Team of Arthur Kung, Dan Hart, Sophie Zhou and Jonathan Cheng, who came 37th in the National Final of the UKMT Senior Team Maths Challenge.

Maths Senior Challenge Team

Above l to r: Arthur Kung, Dan Hart, Dr Charlie Oakley, Jonathan Cheng and Sophi Zhou

The competition tests mathematical, communication and teamwork skills and is jointly organised by the UK Mathematics Trust and the Further Maths Support Programme. It includes challenges such as ‘cross numbers’ (like a crossword but with numerical answers, when one pair in the team has the across clues and the other has the down clues) and ‘mini relays’, when members of the team have to answer mathematical questions which they can begin work on immediately but information passed from other members of the team is needed to solve them completely.

A total of 1,147 teams entered the competition this year, 59 of whom reached the final which was held in the Camden Centre, London on 4 February 2014.

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