Great success in the Intermediate Maths Challenge

Intermediate Maths ChallengeAt the beginning of February, a selection of Cowley students from Years 9, 10 and 11 took part in this year’s Intermediate Maths Challenge, ran by the UK Mathematics Trust.

The Intermediate Maths Challenge is a 60-minute, multiple-choice Challenge which is carried out under examination conditions.

The problems on the Challenge are designed to make students think, encouraging mathematical reasoning, precision of thought, and fluency in using basic mathematical techniques to solve interesting problems.

The challenge was, as ever, a difficult one, but the Cowleians who took part produced an excellent set of results with an impressive total of 34 medalists, 10 higher than last year’s haul of 24 and the highest figure the College has achieved for nine years.

There were four gold medalists, 10 students achieved silver medals while a further 20 picked up a bronze medal, with our highest scorer earning a place in the Pink Kangaroo, an even more challenging follow-on round of the Maths Challenge.

The students have all received a certificate for their achievements. We’d like to congratulate all the students who participated. We’re incredibly proud of you.