A team of four girls from Tonbridge Grammar School were victorious in the national mathematical poster design competition, part of the Team Maths Challenge National Final run by the UK Mathematics Trust. The event, held on June 23rd at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London, involved teams from 80 schools and was the culmination of the 12th year of the competition, which attracted entries from a record number of 1730 teams.
The National Final of the Team Maths Challenge, which is run by the UK Mathematics Trust, involves teams of 4 pupils from the eligible year groups, competing in:
- a group circus involving hands-on maths problems;
- a series of shuttle races in which the answer from one question feeds in to the next;
- a crossnumber (mathematical crossword);
- a relay race combining physical and mental agility;
- a separate poster competition based on a mathematical subject.
Tonbridge Grammar School students Sophie McInerney (Y9), Elizabeth Hopkins (Y9), Rose Blyth (Y8) and Emily James (Y8) won the cup for the poster design.