UK Maths Senior Challenge Jan 2024
UKMT (UK Mathematical Challenge) is
established to advance the education of children and young people in
mathematics. [They] aim to achieve this, but not exclusively, by
organising and running mathematics competitions.
The competition comprises
of “a 60 minute, 25 multiple choice Challenge. It encourages mathematical
reasoning, precision of thought and fluency to make students think. The
problems on the Maths Challenge are designed to make students think, most are
accessible yet still challenge those with more experience.”
The senior competition was
held on Wednesday Jan 31, 2024, and KNES entered ten enthusiastic mathematicians
from Year 10, 11 and 12. They enjoyed solving the problems presented in the
UKMT and were stimulated by the problems they encountered in the challenge.
There was a mathematically charged atmosphere in the Maths lessons following
the competition which encouraged other students to contribute their ideas
towards the questions that they had found challenging.