Near-perfect score as boys qualify for national Mathematics final

A QE team has qualified for the national final of the respected Team Maths Challenge after beating several other leading schools in the regional round.

The team, comprising four boys from Years 8 and 9, won the regional Team Maths Challenge at Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls, seeing off opposition from 33 other teams with a score of 239 points out of 240. Team captain Nitharsan Sathiyalingam, Christopher Suen, Aneesh Chopada and Oliver Robinson fought off the challenge from Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School and Highgate School, who tied for second place with 235 points.

The competition combines mathematical, communication and teamwork skills. It aims to offer pupils alternative ways in which to express their enjoyment of Mathematics.

The boys now go on to the national final, which will be held at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London in June. “We really enjoyed the day and are very excited about reaching the national final,” said Nitharsan.