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Junior Maths Challenge Success 2016

Posted On 13th June 2016

Junior Maths Challenge Success 2016 

Pupils in Year 7 and 8 achieved 1 gold and 2 bronze awards in this year's UKMT Junior Maths Challenge.  Over 250,000 pupils from across the UK sat the Challenge with roughly the top 6% receiving a gold certificate, the next 13% silver and the next 21% bronze.  Our achievers were:

Aidan Monaghan - gold award, best in year, best in school
Thomas Johnson - bronze award, best in year
Georgia Williamson - bronze award

The Junior Maths Challenge is run by the UK Mathematics Trust and supported by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

Sample questions from this year's Challenge (answers on www.ukmt.org.uk):

Which of the following is closest to zero?
A 6 + 5 + 4
B 6 + 5 - 4
C 6 + 5 x 4
D 6 - 5 x 4
E 6 x 5 / 4

In a group of 48 children, the ratio of boys to girls is 3:5.  How many boys must join the group to make the ratio of boys to girls 5:3?
A 48
B 40
C 32
D 24
E 8

"The Maths Challenges provide material to provoke student's mathematical thinking and test their problem solving skills in an accessible and yet challenging way.  Many congratulations to Walney School on their success in the Junior Maths Challenge; it is great to see achievement in mathematics recognised." Rachel Greenhalgh, UKMT Executive Director.