Strength in num­bers

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

Brainy pupils put their maths skills to the test in a com­pe­ti­tion held in Ash­ford.

Thir­teen teams took part in The North School’s in­au­gu­ral In­ter-Sec­ondary Math­e­mat­i­cal Com­pe­ti­tion last Wed­nes­day.

On the day, the Year 8 and 9 pupils took part in four rounds of chal­lenges at the Es­sella Road, Ash­ford school.

In one round, they were pit­ted di­rectly against each other in hav­ing to spot a se­quence of num­bers, while in an­other they had to take part in a re­lay around the school hall.

The High­worth ‘Beta’ team came first with 131 points, with their coun­ter­parts the ‘Al­pha’ team fin­ish­ing as run­ners-up with 108 points.

Maths teacher Nick Gil­bert said: “The day was very suc­cess­ful. Com­pe­ti­tion was fierce but it proved yet again that maths can be fun.

“In­deed, there was only one or two points sep­a­rat­ing some teams.”

Pic­ture: Gary Browne FM4213163

Year 8 and 9 pupils from North School tak­ing part in the math­e­mat­ics chal­lenge

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