Maths Challenge Success

120 students from Years 9, 10 and 11 recently took part in the UKMT Intermediate challenge 2014. Our students were very successful with many receiving award certificates and two qualifying for the next round. The following students achieved an award

 

Year 11

Dylan

Dhokia

Best in School, Best in Year, Gold

Hester

Baird

Gold

Jack

Green

Gold

Dylan

Moles

Silver

Alex

Horn

Silver

Jack

Stevenson

Silver

Kyle

Widnall

Silver

Alastair

Wright

Silver

Samuel

Harris

Silver

James

Green

Silver

Benjamin

White

Silver

Emma

Madden

Silver

Benjamin

Nash

Silver

Harry

Halfhide

Silver

Aisling

Ruff

Silver

Matthew

Mcdonald

Bronze

Tyler

Widnall

Bronze

Natasha

Ribakovs

Bronze

Daisy

Malton

Bronze

Anna

Wood

Bronze

Kallum

Lightfoot

Bronze

Nathan

Pudney

Bronze

Year 10

Daniel

Hookham

Best in Year, Silver

Theo

Johnson

Silver

Smriti

Limbukhim

Silver

Alex

Reed

Silver

Cameron

Pilson

Bronze

Mathew

Richardson

Bronze

Robert

Best

Bronze

Luke

Harwood

Bronze

Liam

Tomblin

Bronze

Ethan

Cotterell

Bronze

Yacoub

Kamareddine

Bronze

Samuel

Sprawling

Bronze

Alexander

Smith

Bronze

Jacob

Osborne

Bronze

Year 9

Robin

Barber

Best In Year Gold

Molly

Jackson

Silver

Benjamin

Solomon

Silver

Joshua

Warden

Silver

Jack

Escott

Silver

Olivia

Speechley

Bronze

Alex

Hare

Bronze

Hanna

Hughes

Bronze

Rebecca

Covill

Bronze

Jadeane

Christian

Bronze

Jessica

Snape

Bronze

Daniel

Rosocha

Bronze

Daisy

Hill

Bronze

Sophie

Griffin

Bronze

Luke

Howland

Bronze

Zachary

Hickton-Jarvis

Bronze

Joshua

Knight

Bronze

 In addition to these achievements, Robin Barber (Year 9) made it through to the Pink Kangaroo round and Dylan Dhokia (Year 11) to the Maclaurin round for their high scores on the challenge. This is only the third time a student has made it through to the Pink Kangaroo Round and Dylan is the first student ever to get through to the Maclaurin Round in Arthur Mellows’ history. The first round of this national challenge is entered by thousands of Gifted and Talented students across the country and worldwide. Only a small proportion of the highest scoring students qualify for the second round, so both students did really well to qualify to this next stage.
 
Dylan’s success continued in this second round of the competition with him achieving a Merit certificate for his high score.  For Dylan to gain a Merit in this challenge is an incredible achievement because only the top 25% of participants receive an award.  We would like to congratulate Dylan on his success, particularly as he had to complete additional work outside the classroom to help him prepare for this challenge.
 
To give you some indication of the mathematical prowess Dylan demonstrated, one of the questions Dylan answered correctly is shown below:
 
A regular hexagon, with sides of length 2cm, is cut into two pieces by a straight parallel to one of its sides. The ratio of the area of the smaller piece to the area of the larger piece is 1 : 5.  What is the length of the cut?