City of Norwich School

CNS Students win UKMT regional final

Congratulations to Year 8 students Tim and Samuel and Year 9 students Eve and Earl whose team won the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT) Team Maths Challenge Regional Final on Thursday 28 March 2019. 

The UKMT is a registered charity whose aim is to advance the education of children and young people in mathematics.  It organises national mathematics competitions and other mathematical enrichment activities for UK secondary school students.  The Regional final was held at the Nicholas Hamond Academy in Swaffham where students from approximately 20 schools across the region took part. 

The team's first place win means that they will now compete in the National Final at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London on Monday 17th June. Over 1600 schools entered the competition nationally and the CNS team is one of the 88 who have qualified to take part in the final. 

The National Final of the Team Maths Challenge, which is run by the UKMT involves teams of four students from Years 8 and 9 competing in: 

  • a poster competition based on a mathematical subject;
  • a group circus involving hands-on maths problems;
  • a series of shuttles in which the answer from one question feeds in to the next;
  • a crossnumber (mathematical crossword);
  • a relay race combining physical and mental agility. 

We wish the team the very best of luck!