QE team comes second in national mathematics competition

A Queen Elizabeth’s School team came second out of 80 schools in the national final of the Team Maths Challenge 2010.

Having triumphed in the regional round in April, team captain Madhi Elango, Gabriel Gendler, Bhavik Mehta and Yash Shah, won a place in the national event at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London. Their second place behind Magdalen College School, Oxford, and ahead of Clifton College in Bristol, improved on the seventh place achieved by QE last year.

The Team Maths Challenge, which is run by the UK Mathematics Trust, is open to pupils from Years 8 and 9. The competition features four rounds – entitled Group Questions, Cross-Numbers, Head to Head and Relay – with an additional Poster Round held in the national final.

The QE boys were awarded trophies and copies of Ian Stewart’s book, Professor Stewart’s Hoard of Mathematical Treasures.