Since the last article post back in March 2022, Edge Hill University have informed us that both teams in Year 9 have successfully made it through to Stage 2 of the competition. This is a fantastic achievement and the students should be very proud of themselves!
The Edge Hill University Mathematics Challenge is an annual competition organised by the Faculty of Education specifically for Year 9 (England and Wales), S2 (Scotland) and Year 10 (Northern Ireland) students.
The challenge aims to immerse students in mathematics whilst making the subject fun. It provides students with the opportunity to tackle engaging mathematical activities whilst developing teamwork and communication skills. It also allows students to explore alternative ways of solving problems; skills which are transferable in the real world.
The teams that entered are:
Team 1: ‘The Mathia’ (Alice W, Libby W, Savo A, Jennah K and Maisie W)
Team 2: ‘The Calcoholics’ (Tasneem A, Gracie H, Victoria K, Fatima K and Abi C)
Both teams have now been sent another set of problems to choose from. The problems presented in each stage of the competition are very different from the mathematical work associated with Key Stage 3 and 4 Mathematics as this time, they must make explicit their use of computer technology in solving the question.
If the students are successful at this stage of this competition, they will be invited to Edge Hill University to present their answer in July to a panel of judges.
Best of luck to both teams!