Senior Team Mathematics Challenge success
19 Nov 2015
Last week, four Perse students – Alex Harris, Renzhi Zhou, Patrick Bevan and Pratap Singh – took part in the Senior Team Mathematics Challenge, which was held at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge.
Twenty-five teams of the best mathematicians from local schools pitted their wits against each other in a series of demanding mathematical challenges. This competition is organised by the Further Mathematics Support Programme and the UK Mathematics Trust, and aims to challenge young mathematicians, focusing on problem-solving, teamwork and communication skills.
After an outstanding performance made up of rounds of group problem-solving, a team cross-number puzzle and mathematical relay race, the Perse team was unfortunately beaten to first place by Hills Road Sixth Form College, but came a very respectable second place in this Cambridge round. The team worked excellently together, demonstrating fantastic teamwork and impressive mathematical knowledge, dropping only seven points in total.
Well done to the team!