Third place in national Maths contest

Friday, 10 February 2017 - 8:55am

Some of Headington's most gifted mathematicians have come third in a challenging national contest.

Following their win in the Regional Heat of the Senior Team Maths Challenge in November, on Tuesday 7th February, the team of Sixth Formers travelled to London to take part in the National Final of this competition.

They competed against 87 other schools from around the UK, tackling questions which were even more demanding, including activities such as crossnumbers, a relay race, and producing a poster on the topic of cellular automata. The girls raced against the clock, scoring full marks in two rounds and extremely highly in the others.

Second in Maths Mrs Becky Hudson, who accompanied the girls, said: "We are absolutely delighted to announce they finished in third place nationally, the highest ranking Headington has ever achieved in this competition." 

The girls received prizes of a book about the 4th dimension and a 12 sided Rubik’s cube.

Huge congratulations go to the team: Catherine and Angela, U6, and Anna and Imogen, L6.

There were 55 regional rounds and around 1,200 teams took part in the earlier rounds of the challenge.

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