Kangaroo Challenge maths success

Kangaroo Challenge maths success

On Thursday 15th March, seven pupils who achieved top marks in the Intermediate Maths Challenge took part in the follow-on Kangaroo Challenge round.  Kangourou sans Frontières (KSF) is an independent association, whose purpose is to organise the annual Kangaroo contest with the aim of promoting mathematics among young people around the world. The name sounds strange, but recognises the fact that the organisation was inspired by the Australian Mathematics Trust. Pupils sitting the UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge can gain free entry through an impressive performance in the intermediate maths challenge. Each year around 5,500 students participate in the Intermediate Kangaroo Challenge from around 50 countries. Not only is it a significant achievement to qualify for the Kangaroo challenge, but four pupils achieved merits in their respective papers by scoring in the top 25% of participants internationally. Congratulations to all involved! Please see the table below for full results: More information about the kangaroo challenges can be found here: https://www.ukmt.org.uk/individual-competitions/intermediate-kangaroo/ Miss C...
Intermediate Maths Challenge Results 2017/18

Intermediate Maths Challenge Results 2017/18

On Thursday 1st February, 115 of our top mathematicians from years 9 and 10 put their knowledge to the test in the UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge. Congratulations to all those who achieved bronze, silver and gold awards. Overall there were a fantastic 21 Bronze awards, 14 Silver awards and 5 Gold awards. A huge congratulations to Luke O’Hara, Matthew King, Robert Jansen-Spence, Freddy Whennell, Marcus Chute, Mohamed Elgamri and James Wingrove, who all qualified for the follow on Kangaroo round.  Superb work! Miss C Hare...
Intermediate Maths Challenge

Intermediate Maths Challenge

On Thursday 1st February 130 of our top Mathematicians in years 9 and 10 took part in the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust Intermediate Maths Challenge. Like the Senior Maths Challenge, these are lively, intriguing multiple choice question papers, which are designed to stimulate interest in maths and rigorously test your problem solving skills. The boys will be up against pupils from across the UK to win Bronze, Silver and Gold awards. The highest performing students can qualify for further Kangaroo and Olympiad rounds. Well done to all those who took part, and we should have our results in three weeks’ time. Why not see how many questions you can answer.  The paper can be found here: https://www.ukmt.org.uk/pdfs/archive/IMC2018_paper.pdf and answers here: https://www.ukmt.org.uk/pdfs/archive/IMC2018-sol_short.pdf Miss C Hare...
Senior Maths Challenge Results

Senior Maths Challenge Results

Congratulations to all those who achieved bronze, silver and gold awards in the UKMT Senior Maths Challenge. This year TWBS achieved 2 gold certificates, 6 silver and 15 bronze. A special congratulations to James Matthews, Arun Sharma and Lucas Bartlett who all qualified for the Kangaroo round Miss C Hare    ...
UK Mathematics Trust Senior Maths Challenge 2017

UK Mathematics Trust Senior Maths Challenge 2017

On Tuesday 7th November, 78 of our top Mathematicians in years 11, 12 and 13 took part in the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust Senior Maths Challenge. The Maths Challenges are lively, intriguing multiple choice question papers, which are designed to stimulate interest in maths and rigorously test your problem solving skills. The boys will be up against pupils from across the UK to win Bronze, Silver and Gold awards. The highest performing students can qualify for further Kangaroo and Olympiad rounds. Well done to all those who took part, and we should have our results in three weeks’ time. Why not see how many questions you can answer? Tuesday’s paper can be found here: https://www.ukmt.org.uk/pdfs/archive/SMC2017_paper.pdf and answers here: https://www.ukmt.org.uk/pdfs/archive/SMC2017_sol_short.pdf Miss C...
Celebrating Intermediate Mathematical Success

Celebrating Intermediate Mathematical Success

Over 250,000 students from more than 3,000 schools and colleges across the UK participated in the Intermediate Mathematical Challenge on 2nd February. Students had 60 minutes to answer 25 varied multiple-choice mathematical problems, high scores are awarded certificates to recognise their success in mathematics, with top scores invited to participate in follow-on competitions and mentoring schemes. The Windsor Boys’ School did not disappoint, over a third of the boys entered achieved a certificate; 21 Bronze, 10 Silver and 4 Gold. Even more impressive still, the top 5,500 students nationally were invited to participate in the Kangaroo follow-on round. Henry Fargher, Nicholas Waddington and Luke O’Hara all claimed a spot in the Kangaroo round which they participated in on 16th March and we await their results. There is one round beyond Kangaroo qualification reserved for the top 500 students nationally. Armed with only a compass, ruler and plain paper, the Hamilton Olympiad is a two hour paper of six questions to test the hardiest of mathematicians. We could like to say a huge congratulations to Oscar Walker who was invited to participate in the Hamilton Olympiad on 16th March and we are eagerly awaiting his feedback. Again, a huge congratulations to all who took part in the UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge. A full list of certificates awarded can be found on firefly: http://firefly.twbs.co.uk/mathematics/maths-challenge-1/intermediate-maths-challenge-results Fancy trying some Olympiad questions yourself? Here’s last years’ paper:...
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