55 year 9 and year 10 students from St Hilda’s sat the UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge on 1 February 2018. They pitted their wits against 250,000 other students from more than 3,000 schools across the UK to answer questions like this:
In 2014, in Boston, Massachusetts, Eli Bishop set a world record for the greatest number of claps per minute. He achieved 1020 claps in one minute. How many claps is that per second?
A 17 B 16.5 C 16 D 15.5 E 15
By the way, no calculators were allowed, which does make the task more challenging.
We are extremely proud of our students, who with rational thinking, achieved high scores attaining 25 certificates between them: 18 bronze, 6 silver and 1 gold. This proportion puts them above the national average of 40% gaining certificates. Special congratulations goes to Amber and Ellie in Year 9 who achieved the highest scores and progressed to enter the European Kangaroo and have been invited to a North West Masterclass at Liverpool University. Both humble of their accomplishments, Amber and Ellie are trailblazers for St Hilda’s as no previous student has achieved gold nor sat the Kangaroo. Well done to all students and keep up the good work and clear thinking in your upcoming exams.