Maths Challenge

Four students from Peter Symonds College, Alex Chamberlain, Aaron Freemantle, Josh Payne and Beth Thomas have won the regional final of the Hampshire Senior Team Mathematics Challenge held at Alton College. Nineteen teams of the best mathematics students from local schools and colleges tackled a series of demanding mathematical challenges for over three hours. At the end of the three rounds of group problem-solving, team cross-number puzzle and a mathematical relay race, the team form Peter Symonds was declared to be the overall winners and will go on to complete in the national final in London on 7th February 2017. In second place was the Sixth Form College, Farnborough with King Edward VI School, Southampton coming third.

Head of Maths at Peter Symonds College, Paul Watson commented, “The students worked really well as a team and excelled in the relay at the end of the competition.” Principal, Stephen Carville said, “I am immensely proud of these students’ tremendous achievement and wish them all the very best for the national final in February next year.”

The competition is organised jointly by the Further Mathematics Support Programme and the UK Mathematics Trust and sponsored by Rolls-Royce plc. The aim of the competition is to provide a stimulating and enjoyable challenge for 16-19 year-old mathematics students by focusing on problem-solving, teamwork and communication skills. The STMC is now in its 11th year and attracts over 1200 teams from schools and colleges from around the UK.

Posted on 12/12/16 at 15:06

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