Bingley Grammar School

20.11.18

UKMT's Senior Maths Team Challenge 

On 14th November, four of our top mathematicians from Years 11 and 12 travelled with Ms Sands to the University of Leeds to take part in the UK Mathematics Trust's Senior Team Challenge.

The event involved working against the clock as a team of four to solve mathematical problems and puzzles. The winning team would then have the opportunity to compete in the national final in London in 2019. 

The competition was very tough, with 23 teams competing from various schools across Yorkshire. Our team scored very highly in the cross-number round, and they were commended by the teacher supervising them for their excellent teamwork. Although they scored more highly than several local teams, they missed out on qualifying to the final this time.

The Senior Team Challenge is held every year and is open to Years 11 to 13. Our school also enters teams into the Junior Team Challenge (Years 8 and 9), and the Year 10 Maths Feast competitions. In addition to this, we run our own in-school House Maths Competitions, open to students from Years 7 -10. Ms Mdlongwa also runs a Yr 7, 8 & 9 KS3 National Maths Challenge/Homework Club in P4 on Wednesdays after school.

If you are interested in taking part in any of these, speak to Ms Mdlongwa, Ms Sands, or your maths teacher.

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