The Perse School

‘Peas in a pod’ poster wins national final

A team of Perse mathematicians returned form the UK Mathematics Trust Team Maths Challenge National Final with a trophy for their creative skills.

Jong-Ihn Chung, Robert Thomson, Patrick Bevan and Thomas Read were awarded the cup for their poster on the theme of ‘Packing’, which will now be reproduced by the UKMT’s professional designers. The judges were impressed with the design of tessellated letter Ps, “packed like Peas in a pod”, in addition to the boys’ proofs of packing problems completed on the poster on the day.

The team have dedicated their win to teacher Mrs Bigg who helped them prepare and who is leaving The Perse at the end of term after seventeen years at the School.

The poster competition is one of two events held on the day. The team placed 12th out of 80 in the other event, the main team challenge final.

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