Medals for young mathematicians
3 Jul 2013
Five young Perse mathematicians have won medals in the UK Mathematics Trust Junior Olympiad.
Robert Thomson (Year 8) and Philip Jackson (Year 7) received silver and William Vinnicombe (Year 8), Philip Sosnin (Year 7) and Jong-Ihn Chung (Year 8) were awarded bronze.
The students were invited to participate in the Olympiad following their high scores in the Junior Maths Challenge. The Olympiad involves a two-hour paper, set by the UKMT, of in-depth mathematical problems. The number of medals awarded each year is variable but is usually of the order of 30 gold, 60 silver and 120 bronze.
The success for Robert and Jong-Ihn comes hot on the heels of their win in the Team Maths Challenge National Final.
The UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT) is a registered charity whose aim is to advance the education of children and young people in mathematics. The charity organises national mathematics competitions and other mathematical enrichment activities for 11-18 year old UK school pupils.