The Perse School

Prep pupils take bronze medals in Primary Maths Challenge

24 May 2016

Well done to Jem Bennett, Onder Tekin, Rory Proudfoot and Kiran Diamond on being awarded bronze medals in the Primary Mathematics Challenge – a very impressive achievement.

The PMC is a nationwide challenge for pupils who want to get involved in some interesting and stimulating mathematics, and features fun multiple-choice problems. The competition started back in November, with 72,000 children entering from 1,800 schools. Only 500 children then took part in the next round. The top 33 scorers received gold medals, the next 118 children secured silver medals and the following 352 children received bronze medals. This puts the Prep pupils who were awarded medals in the top one percent of the primary mathematicians who entered.

This first taste of success in a national maths challenge may be the precursor to exciting future experiences: older Perse students have achieved great things in mathematical olympiads. We recently reported on Renzhi Zhou and Thomas Read’s success at the Balkan Mathematical Olympiad in Albania. Thomas and Renzhi are in the UK squad heading to Hong Kong for the International Maths Olympiad in the summer.

Primary Maths Challenge



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