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UAW UKMT Regional Final - 31/03/2017

The UKMT has been running this Team Competition since 2003. The competition combines mathematical, communication and teamwork skills and offers pupils another way to express and develop their enjoyment of Mathematics. We competed against 28 other schools in a variety of challenging mathematical rounds which included: Group Round - Teams work to solve ten questions of varying type and difficulty in the time allowed. Each team must decide their own strategy: whether to work in pairs, individually or as a team. Crossnumber - Similar to a crossword but with numerical answers. Teams work in pairs; one pair has the across clues and the other pair has the down clues. The pairs work independently to complete the grid using logic and deduction. Shuttle - Teams compete against the clock to correctly answer a series of four questions. Each team is divided into Pair A (given Questions 1 and 3) and Pair B (given Questions 2 and 4). Question 1 can be solved independently of the others, but the answer to each subsequent question is dependent on the previous answer, referred to as T in Questions 2, 3 and 4 (e.g. "T is the number that you will receive."). Relay - Teams split off into pairs, with pairs taking it in turns to solve problems. This round involves lots of movement as well as mathematics: a race against the clock with lots of lively activity and excitement. Pupils really enjoyed the day despite finding it challenging and did amazingly well to finish in 10th place. Mr Taylor said: “The students performed amazingly finishing in the top 10, but most importantly, they thoroughly enjoyed the day.” Reece Lockwood said: “The Maths competition was a challenging and new experience that really put our knowledge to the test.” Representitives: Year 8: Emily Browning, Jack Sanders. Year 9: Rachel Hoolihan, Rhys Lockwood


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