St Crispin’s take 16 prizes in national challenge
Can you solve it?
PUPILS at St Crispin’s School achieved seven silver and nine bronze certificates in this year’s UKMT Senior Maths Challenge.
More than 82,000 pupils from across the UK returned scripts for the Senior Maths Challenge with the top 10% receiving a gold certificate, the next 20% silver and the next 30% bronze.
Approximately 7,000 of the top students are invited to sit one of the follow-on competition, the BMO1 or the Senior Kangaroo.
This included year 12 student Kieran Kohtz, who also achieved recognition for the best score in the school. The top performer in year 13 was Tom Cornish.
The Senior Maths Challenge is run by the UK Mathematics Trust and is supported by the Faculty of Actuaries.
A sample question form this year’s Senior Maths Challenge is:
The teenagers Sam and Jo notice the following facts about their ages:
The difference between the squares of their ages is four times the sum of their ages.
The sum of their ages is eight times the difference between their ages.
What is the age of the older of the two?
A. 15 B. 16 C. 17 D. 18 E. 19
From left: Morgan Hamshere, Dominic Kelsey, Sam Anderson-Peled, Kieran Kohtz and Ben Boxall Below: Tom Cornish and Catrin Rose