Christ’s Hospital maths winners

JPCT 050313 Four Christs Hospital pupils won the Sussex Team Maths Challenge beating 27 other schools and they will now go on to the UK National Finals in London. L to R Lisa Fordham 14, Owen Purnell 13, Eugene Ting 13 and Sam Collier-Baggs 12. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-140503-130232001

JPCT 050313 Four Christs Hospital pupils won the Sussex Team Maths Challenge beating 27 other schools and they will now go on to the UK National Finals in London. L to R Lisa Fordham 14, Owen Purnell 13, Eugene Ting 13 and Sam Collier-Baggs 12. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-140503-130232001

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A team of four pupils from Christ’s Hospital won the regional final of the UK Team Maths Challenge trophy held at Lancing College on Friday 28 February, beating 27 other schools for a place in the final.

The Christ’s Hospital team will now go on to compete against teams from all over the United Kingdom for this year’s UK Team Maths Challenge trophy.

The final will take place at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London on Monday 23 June 2014. Over 1600 schools entered this year’s competition and only 80 have qualified to take part in the final.

The victorious Christ’s Hospital team members:

l Owen Purnell (Year 9)

l Lisa Fordham (Year 9)

l Eugene Ting (Year 8)

l Samuel Collier-Baggs (Year 8)

The National Final of the Team Maths Challenge, which is run by the UK Mathematics Trust, involves teams of four pupils from Years 8 and 9 competing in:

l A group circus – involving practical maths problems;

l A relay race – a combination of speed across the room and speed at solving maths problems;

l A crossnumber (mathematical crossword) with two members of the team working on the across clues and two on the down;

l A series of shuttles where teams compete against the clock to answer a series of questions; and

l A poster competition – designing a poster on a mathematical subject.

Report contributed by Christ’s Hospital. Picture by Derek Martin D14092835a.