Intermediate Maths Challenge 2016 

Intermediate Maths Challenge Success 2016
Excellent Result for Portchester School

Students at Portchester achieved 1 gold, 1 silver and 6 bronze awards in this year’s UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge.  Over 200,000 students from across the UK sat the Intermediate Maths Challenge, and nationally, the top 6% were awarded a gold certificate, the next 13% silver and the next 21% bronze.  The top 5% of these students are then invited to sit a follow on Kangaroo round and we are delighted that our top student, James Hensman, was one of these selected few.  

Other certificate winners are:

Gold – James Hensman

Silver – Alfie Kerr

Bronze – Matthew Bottomley, Laurel Boxall, Joshua Tindall, Sam Hanley, Caitlyn Jackson and Charlie Cane

The Intermediate Maths Challenge is run by the UK Mathematics Trust and supported by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.  It is aimed at students in Years 9, 10 and 11 and Portchester Community School had 19 entrants.

Here is a sample question from this year’s Intermediate Maths Challenge:

One third of the animals in Jacob’s flock are goats, the rest are sheep.  There are twelve more sheep than goats.  How many animals are there altogether in Jacob’s flock?

A  12 B  24 C  36 D  48 E  60