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Walthamstow School for Girls

UKMT Maths Challenge

WSFG team compete at Bow School

Last month, four students from Years 8 and 9 participated in the Team Maths Challenge. They worked collaboratively on a variety of maths puzzles and made great progress throughout the day.

Elif, Sylvie, Karima and I spent an extremely entertaining, educational and engaging day at Bow School, where we were encouraged to challenge ourselves even further by solving mind-stretching maths problems. We all presented a variety of GREEN skills, especially newness as it was an environment different from usual. Also, neither me nor Elif knew the Year 8s particularly well, and had to get used to each other. Towards the end of the competition, we improved, and there was a major difference between how we started and how we ended. It was a friendly environment in which we felt comfortable to learn from our mistakes without feeling pressurised.

Thank you to Ms Hafiz who helped to prepare the girls for the day. If anyone is interested in having a go at some of the questions from previous years, they can be found here:

Ms Robinson
Challenge Coordinator

The UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT) is a registered charity whose aim is to advance the education of children and young people in mathematics. The UKMT organises national mathematics competitions and other mathematical enrichment activities for 11-18 year old UK school pupils.

It was established in 1996 and last academic year over 650,000 pupils from 4,500 schools took part in the three individual challenges, the UK’s biggest national maths competitions.