Mathematic marvels!

Spalding HIgh maths team ANL-150331-105223001
Spalding HIgh maths team ANL-150331-105223001
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Spalding High School excelled in the Year 10 Mathematics Feast, held at Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School.

The Feast is organised on a regional basis with over 70 events taking place across England.

It is an enjoyable and challenging team competition testing mathematical, team-working and communication skills.

Entering two teams of four, Spalding High School students scored highly in all rounds.

However, it was problem solving where they particularly shone, being the only team to score maximum marks and eventually crowned round winners.

Allan Page, head of mathematics at Spalding High, said: “Being the overall winners of this round was particularly pleasing as selecting the correct mathematics to solve a problem efficiently is a high-level thinking activity, and one of the most difficult to achieve. This was the most prestigious round to win, as it is the most demanding.”

Continuing with maths success, four Spalding High students competed in the UK Mathematics Trust Team Maths Challenge Regional Final. The team comprised Year 8 and Year 9 girls.

The competition consisted of four rounds and was tough, with many schools training since September, while the High School entered the competition with less than a fortnight to go. The girls were therefore very pleased to come 10th out of 24.