Talbot Heath

Mathematical Minds


The UK Mathematical Trust’s Intermediate Mathematics Challenge took place back in February. Aimed at year 10 and 11 pupils, nearly a quarter of a million students take part in this challenge worldwide. At Talbot Heath we had strong entries from Upper Five and Lower Five, and a few enthusiastic Upper Fours.

The challenge involves answering complex problems not usually encountered in the normal curriculum, requiring thought and application to solve.

Between them the girls received 9 Bronze certificates (including 3 in year 9) and 9 Silver certificates; an excellent achievement.

Special mention goes to Hannah Glatter in Upper 4, Erin Richardson in Lower 5 and Nerissa Lee Upper 5, who each achieved best in their year group.

Hannah Glatter also received a certificate for successfully cracking all the codes in this year’s Alan Turing Cryptography Competition which is run by the School of Mathematics at Manchester University. With nearly 900 teams entering the competition, Hannah, a team of one, ranked an amazing 91st on the leaderboard.

Well done to all our mathematicians.

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