QE Maths team qualifies for national final

A team of QE mathematicians comprehensively beat all-comers to qualify first from their region for the national final of the Team Maths Challenge. It is the third time in four years that QE has qualified for the national final of the event, which is run by the UK Mathematics Trust.

The team of four boys comprised captain Jas Shah and Rohan Haldankar of Year 9, and Nitharsan Sathiyalingam and Julian Navanathan of Year 8, who competed against 35 other schools at Haberdashers’ Aske’s Girls’ School.  The team scored 225 points out of a possible 240 – beating second place Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ by 14 points.

The competition combines mathematical, communication and teamwork skills and offers pupils ‘another way to express and develop their enjoyment of mathematics’.

“The boys are to be congratulated on an excellent performance,” said Maths teacher Wendy Fung. “They demonstrated good mathematical knowledge alongside great teamwork. It is particularly satisfying to see such consistency in this demanding competition.”

The team now progresses to the national final, which will be held at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London on 18th June.  For the final, the competitors will be given a topic to research in advance; then they will be expected to complete a poster using all the material they have prepared to address questions asked on the day.