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On 7 February 60, gifted young mathematicians from Years 9 to 11 completed the UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge and 27 students achieved awards!

The top 3 performers from each year group were:

Danny Nguyen in Year 9: Silver
Thomas Willis in Year 9: Silver
Mary Evans in Year 9: Silver

Harry Forrester in Year 10: Silver
Bow Dougans in Year 10: Silver
Laura Curle in Year 10: Silver

Ireneusz Swierczynski in Year 11: Gold
Samuel Evans in Year 11: Gold
Stephanie Verwey in Year 11: Gold. In addition, ‘Best in school’

Following exceptional results, the following 5 students got through to the next round of the Kangaroo Maths Challenge, which was on 21 March.
Thomas Willis in Year 9
Danny Nguyen in Year 9
Irek Swiercsynski in Year 11
Sam Evans in Year 11
Stephanie Verwey in Year 11

Stephanie has been invited to take part in the prestigeous UKMT Summer School after an outstanding performance in the first round. This is a massive achievement, as only the top 1.5% of entrants are eligible for this, well done Stephanie!

Here is an example of the questions from the Maths Challenge.  Can you answer it?

There are 4 people, some of whom always tell the truth. The others always lie.
The first person said, “An odd number of us always tell the truth”.
The second person said, “An even number of us always tell the truth”.
The third person said, “A prime number of us always tell the truth”.
The fourth person said, “A square number of us always tell the truth”.
How many of these 4 people were telling the truth?
A: 0    B: 1      C: 2      D: 3      E: 4

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