Following on from the success at the Individual Senior Mathematics Challenge four of Suffolk One’s best mathematics formed a team to compete in this year’s County Mathematics competition held at Northgate High School. The team consisted of Katie Harling-Challis and Mathias Schrieder from Year 12 and Matthew D’Souza and Zach Murton from Year 13.
The first round is a notoriously hard round with the teams only having 40 minutes to complete 10 difficult mathematics questions; the One team still managed to achieve a good score of 4 out of 10. Nevertheless, the team then went on to excel in the second cross number round scoring an amazing 100% with 10 minutes of the round left to spare. The round consisted of one pair seeing only the across clues and the other only seeing the down.
The third and final relay round was much more fun but super difficult. The team again worked as pairs feeding the other pair an answer to use in their calculation. There were four parts to each relay and four separate relays. The teams got only 8 minutes per relay. This year the One team achieved a very impressive 75% but this was reduced to a score of 60% due to not completing the relay before 6 minutes of the allowed 8.
Phil Roberts, Mathematics Teacher said “Overall Suffolk One came 7th out of the 20 schools and colleges that attended. As ever only the very best schools and colleges send teams - due to the highly difficult nature of the event - and so 7th is absolutely fantastic for our young institution”.