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The Mathematical Challenge 2019

On Thursday 7th February, some of our Year 10 and 11 pupils took part in the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust’s Mathematical Challenge. The girls were given 25 challenging problems to solve in 60 minutes. No calculators were allowed, only a pen, a pencil and some plain paper. Their papers have been sent off to Leeds University for marking and we look forward to receiving their results soon!

Here are 2 questions from the challenge for you to try.

  1. What is the value of (7 – 6 x (-5)) – 4 x (-3) ÷ (-2)?

a. -17      b. -11   c. 31    d. 37    e.  43

2. Two numbers, x and y, have a product which is equal to their sum. Express x in terms of y.

 

 

 


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UK Mathematics Challenge Results

Earlier in the term, pupils in Years 7 and 8 took part in the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust Mathematics Challenge. The girls were given 25 challenging questions to solve in 60 minutes. No calculators or geometric instruments were allowed – only a pencil and plain paper. The papers were marked by Leeds University alongside those from many other pupils from all around the country. The results are as follows:

Year 8Year 8

1st place   Darci

2nd place   Sophie B

3rd place   Cait

4th place   Isabel H & Rebekah

 

Year 7Year 7

1st place   Kitty

2nd place   Emily

3rd place   Emilia

4th place   Harriet