Congratulations to our very talented mathematicians from years 7 and 8 who have achieved an outstanding number of certificates from the recent UK Junior Maths challenge. Shevington’s top Mathematician this year is Tom Boyle from Year 8 however Emily Gorman from Year 7 was only narrowly pipped by Tom in the challenge. (We can’t wait for next year Emily!)

Our highest achievers include:

Best in Year 8, Gold Certificate and Best in School:

Tom Boyle

Best in Year 7 and Gold certificate:

Emily Gorman

Silver Certificates:

Year 8: Ryan Clarke, Aimee Lunt, Caitlin Parkes, Housem Nasri, Kieran McCarthy.
Year 7: Joel Bark

Bronze Certificates:

Year 8: Lewis Belshaw, Luke Grant, Abigail Vose, April Kelly, Harry Worrall, Emily Cotton, Ben Wild, Eve Wanesmith, Lawrence O’Shaughnessy.
Year 7: Jasmin Roberts, Ella Jones, Caitlin Melling, Kristen Cunliffe, Matthew O’Neill, Lewis Maiden, Isaac Jones.

The Junior Maths Challenge is run by the UK Mathematics Trust and is supported by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. For further details on the trust please look at www.ukmt.org.uk. The Maths Challenges provide material to provoke pupils’ mathematical thinking and test their problem solving skills in an accessible yet challenging way.

Some sample questions from this year’s Junior Maths Challenge:
•Which of the following is closest to zero?
(A) 6 + 5 + 4 (B) 6 + 5 – 4 (C) 6 + 5 x 4 (D) 6 – 5 x 4 (E) 6 x 5 ÷ 4

•In a group of 48 children, the ratio of boys to girls is 3:5. How many boys must join the group to make the ratio of boys to girls 5:3?
(A) 48 (B) 40 (C) 32 (D) 24 (E) 8

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