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Maths Feast

Eight Year 10 students take part in Maths Feast on 11th February 2016.

The Maths Feast is a multi-round inter-school Maths competition that takes place over three hours every year.  It is designed to challenge talented Mathematicians by presenting them with concepts they have never seen (imaginary numbers usually only crop up in Further Maths A Level, but here they were), and contexts that link multiple areas of study together.

The idea of spending an entire day grappling with extremely hard Maths problems may not be everyone’s idea of a good day out.   It was a  close fought competition.   The ‘B’ team came out on top in the Dessert Round (a thorough investigation into the properties of pentominoes), and the ‘A’ team were congratulated for their strong teamwork throughout all the rounds.