UK Maths Senior Challenge Jan 2024

31 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.