Students’ maths challenge adds up to a great result

By Emily Pearce

Sunday, June 8, 2014

 

Students’ maths challenge adds up to a great result

Cowes Enterprise College students, back, from left, Lewis Blackmore and Will Jubb with, front, Lani Brown, left, and Jessica Murray, who excelled in the Junior Maths Olympiad.

TWO talented young mathematicians have been named among the best in the country.

Cowes Enterprise College students Will Jubb and Oliver Goodall have made it through to the next round of the Junior Maths Olympiad, a national challenge for Year 7 and Year 8 students run by the UK Mathematics Trust.

The bright sparks have been placed in the top 1,200 students nationally.

Thirty-six students from the school’s gifted and talented programme took part in the challenge last month, which involved answering a series of multiple choice maths problems under exam conditions.

All but ten of the students received either a gold, silver or bronze certificate, placing them in the top 40 per cent nationally.

Will and Oliver, who will now sit an in-depth two-hour paper, were joined by fellow students Lani Brown, Jessica Murray and Lewis Blackmore as gold award winners, securing their place among the top seven per cent of children in their age group.

Reporter: emilyp@iwcpmail.co.uk

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