Maths Stars win Bronze, Silver and Gold in National Competition
Thirty-six of John O’Gaunt School’s most able mathematicians in Years 7 and 8, took part in a UK-wide Mathematics Trust Challenge recently, and came out with a clutch of Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards.
The 60-minute challenge is designed to make students really think, and encourages mathematical reasoning, precision of thought and fluency, to solve interesting problems. Thirteen of the students (ten from Year 7 and 3 from Year 8) were among the top-scoring 50% nationally. This included 9 Bronze Awards, 2 Silver from Kitty Prosser and Piper Turner in Year 7, and 2 Gold from Cameron Voller in Year 8 and Harry Edwards in Year 7, who have both won places in the Junior Kangaroo Competition to be held later this month, with astonishing scores above 92.
Their teacher, Head of Maths Miss Rita Adjiri (whose passion for Maths and its ‘real-world’ uses knows no bounds) said ‘I’m so proud of them all! We love Maths here and students are always encouraged and inspired to make connections and think creatively. Maths is at the heart of everything! We wish Cameron and Harry good luck in the Kangaroo Competition’.