Senior Maths Challenge

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Senior Maths Challenge

On the 18th November, four year 12 students represented Coloma at the UK Mathematics Trust Senior Regional Maths Challenge at Queen Mary University, London.

The day comprised of three challenges where we had to use our problem-solving skills and knowledge of maths to complete them. The questions were demanding, especially during the challenges where we had to work in pairs and couldn’t communicate with the other pair in our team.

We worked well as a team throughout the day and came in the top 30. Overall, the day was very interesting and a good insight into what it is like to study maths at university.

Senior Maths Team

The Coloma Team

  • Gemma De Guingand
  • Chidimma Muoghalu
  • Molly Murphy
  • Tetyana Zholobaylo

The Senior Mathematical Challenge is a 90-minute, multiple-choice competition aimed at students across the UK. It encourages mathematical reasoning, precision of thought, and fluency in using basic mathematical techniques to solve interesting problems.

The problems on the Senior Mathematical Challenge are designed to make students think. Most are accessible, yet still challenge those with more experience.

This year 77 Key Stage 5 students sat the challenge and we are proud to say that we achieved 6 silver and 17 bronze awards.

Mrs K Shah