Nearly 200 pupils from 45 primary schools across Devon & Somerset visited the town to take part in Wellington School’s annual Maths Challenge The winner in this hotly contested competition was Feniton School, whose team of four beat off all other contenders for first prize.
Now in its nineteenth year, this annual event is aimed at children aged 10 or 11 from schools across the two counties. Schools are invited to enter a team of four pupils who work together to solve 25 questions in one hour. Their problem-solving skills are put to the test with a range of tasks which are based on principles from across mathematics
“It was an exciting morning, with lots of talented mathematicians pitting their wits against each other”, commented Peter Buckingham, Head of Maths at Wellington School. “These young mathematicians have impressed us all with their enthusiasm. They have successfully solved problems by working together and sharing their methods”.
The winners took home books, puzzles and the satisfaction of having risen to the challenge.