QE mathematicians through to knock-out stage

After recording comprehensive victories in the first stage of the prestigious Hans Woyda Mathematics competition, the QE team have qualified top of their group and now progress to the knock-out round.

The competition attracts entries from 64 schools in the South East Region. The QE team of Gabriel Gendler (Year 13), Bhavik Mehta (Year 12), Rishi Umeria (Year 11) and Aneesh Chopada (Year 9) qualified for the knockout stages as group winners after victories against Highgate School, Claremont School and St Michael’s School.

""“The competition is regarded as an intellectually highly demanding competition; in order to be successful boys have to be adept at applying a wide range of mathematical skills under time pressure, as well as adapting to a variety of different round formats,” said Mathematics teacher Geoff Roberts.

Each round covers a different aspect, ranging from mental mathematics to the efficient use of a calculator. The competition includes a mixture of individual and team questions. “To win three matches in a row with excellent points totals against strong schools is highly pleasing, added Mr Roberts.