Pupils at Lochaber High School achieved 5 silver and 9 bronze awards in this year’s UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT) Junior Maths Challenge. Over 260 000 pupils from across the UK sat the Junior Maths Challenge with the top 6% receiving a gold certificate, the next 13% silver and the following 21% bronze.
“The Maths Challenges provide material to provoke students’ mathematical thinking and test their problem solving skills in an accessible and yet challenging way. Many congratulations to Lochaber High School on their success in the Junior Maths Challenge; it is great to see achievement in mathematics recognised.” Rachel Greenhalgh, UKMT Executive Director.
Below is a sample question from this year’s Junior Maths Challenge:
Gill scored a goal half way through the second quarter of a ‘teachers versus pupils’ netball match. At that point, what fraction of the whole match remained to be played?
A 1/4 B 3/8 C 1/2 D 5/8 E 3/4
Further information about the Trust and its activities is available at www.ukmt.org.uk.
This year Josef Kocjan-Briggs of S1 and Grace Livingston of S2 performed best in their respective years and received £50 each thanks to the Lochaber Housing Association who support the competition locally. Josef performed best in school and was the recipient of the Lochaber Housing Association Maths Challenge trophy.
We appreciate the generosity and support from Lochaber Housing Association who help to inspire and encourage the young mathematicians of Lochaber.
Lochaber High School, Camaghael, Fort William, Inverness-shire. PH33 7ND Tel. 01397 702512