Challenge adds up to success for Colyton maths students

The Colyton UKMT team with teacher Tony Fudger. Picture: SUBMITTED

The Colyton UKMT team with teacher Tony Fudger. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

They are judged the best from the Southwest at the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust team challenge

Students from Colyton Grammar School finished as the top team from the southwest in the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust challenge.

Ben Gray and Liam Turner, both in year 9, and Robin Hall and Anna McRae, from year 8, finished 25th overall in the competition which attracted nearly 2,000 entries.

The UKMT ‘team challenges’ promotes mathematical dexterity, teamwork and communication skills.

It also gives young people the opportunity to compete against students from other schools in their region.

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This year 1,742 teams originally entered the annual competition and the Colyton team qualified for the London final by winning their regional event in March. The final involved 88 teams and took place at the Royal Horticultural Halls, in London.

The first round involved creating a poster to showcase the mathematics of Euler followed by four more rounds of challenging mathematics.

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Maths teacher Tony Fudger said: “All four students performed admirably on the day, working very well as a team and they were a credit to the school.”

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