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Mathematicians win major contest

Our mathematicians have been crowned county champions of a major competition.

Our mathematicians have been crowned county champions of a major competition.

Tarun Diwan, Matthew Ford, Dylan Haggar and Shona Duncan came top in the Year 10 Maths Feast event which was staged at our Academy on Wednesday.

It is the second year in a row our students have won the contest and this year they beat students from our fellow Brooke Weston Trust schools, Kettering Science Academy and Brooke Weston Academy, to take the title.

CBA Director of Mathematics Heather Thompson said: “These students are our top problem solvers and they worked hard during Session 4 to get ready for this competition.

“The questions in this competition involve complex problem solving – they are not straight forward.

“Before you can even begin to answer the questions you have to decipher what the questions are asking and work out the method for solving them.

“Winning the competition is an amazing achievement but the main thing for us isn’t that the students won but that they enjoyed taking part.”

Our winning team’s prize is an invitation to a Problem Solving Day at Loughborough University on April 29th.

The competition is organised by the Further Mathematics Support Programme and tests mathematical, teamworking, problem solving and communication skills.

To see examples of the types of questions the students faced in the Maths Feast click here and look at the links below the Maths Feast Practice Materials heading.

(Pictured above are all the CBA Year 10 Maths Feast entrants and below are all the competitors taking part in the event at our Academy)