Marvellous masters of mathematics

Certificate winners of the UKMT Challenge
Certificate winners of the UKMT Challenge

Students at Market Rasen’s De Aston School have been showing the numbers add up by taking part in the UKMT (United Kingdom Mathematics Trust) Intermediate Maths Challenge.

And a number of the students achieved high scores, with eight Year 11 and two Year 10 students receiving certificates.

Pictured are, back row from left: Poppy Smith and Leo Eugster, from Year 10 who received bronze certificates; Mark Chan and Rebecca Dame, Year 11 bronze; Shanty Kwan, Year 11 silver certificate; Thomas Brocklebank, Abigail Hebert and Marco Chow, Year 11 bronze.

James Fussey, year 11, front left, was awarded a gold 

Winner of the Best in Year certificate and Best in School certificate was gold winner Elisabeth Davidson, who is pictured front right.

The challenge is aimed at the top third of pupils in Year 11 or below nationally and involves answering 25 multiple choice questions in one hour under normal exam conditions.

The top 40 per cent of students nationally receiving a gold, silver or bronze certificate of recognition.

UKMT also runs junior, Year 8 or below, and senior challenge, Year 13 or below.