Maths team breaks new ground

Four QE mathematicians have taken the School into new territory by qualifying for the national final of the Senior Team Maths Challenge. The team of Bhavik Mehta (captain), Akash Amalean, Tianlin Zhang and Vaheshan Ramaneswaran (pictured, left and right) from Year 12 came first out of 19 schools in the regional heat at Merchant Taylors’ School. 

“We congratulate the boys, who performed exceedingly well,” said Assistant Head of Mathematics Wendy Fung. “They overcame strong challenges from a number of independent and state schools, beating Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School into second place and Highgate School into third.

“It is very satisfying to have reached the national final for the first time: this is a feat which reflects the ability and application of our boys. The team had an enjoyable afternoon, meeting, and competing with, other keen young mathematicians.”

""The competition, which is organised by the UK Mathematics Trust and the Further Maths Support Programme, combines mathematical, communication and teamwork skills. It offers pupils an alternative way to express and develop their enjoyment of mathematics. The final takes place in February at the Camden Centre in King’s Cross.