UKMT Maths Challenge


On Friday, four of our most able mathematicians took part in the UKMT team maths challenge. This competition is aimed at Years 8 and 9 but Pinewood entered a team with 2 Year 8s and 2 Year 7s, comprising Nathan, Amelia, Geena and Mahony. After a solid start in the group round, the team did a fantastic job in finishing the Crossnumber puzzle. They then did very well in the shuttle round before their accuracy and wide mathematical knowledge helped get a large number of points in the relay race. Despite being a young team, they finished 10th out of 35-odd teams – a great achievement! Well done team!