Junior Mathematicians Advance to National Challenge

The Oundle School Junior Mathematics team were the winners of the Regional Final of the Team Mathematical Challenge this month at the King’s School, Peterborough. 

The standard of competition was excellent with many strong mathematicians from local schools in Peterborough and further afield. Schools from as far as away as Oakham, Uppingham Community College and University Academy Holbeach joined in the annual event, which is organised by the UK Mathematics Trust. 

Pupils found the questions slightly more challenging this year as they demanded strong number work, geometric reasoning and problem-solving skills to unravel some practical problems. Over 25 schools were represented in the competition, which is aimed at high achieving pupils in Years 8 and 9, although one strong primary school team also competed. 

The winning team now progress to the national final to be held at the Royal Horticultural Halls, London in late June.