Hollie and Mario Maths Challenge 2017

First and Second year maths students from Sussex Coast College Hastings took part in this year’s Senior UK Maths Challenge.

32 competitors sat the 90 minute, 25 multiple choice questions on Tuesday 7th November, and last week received their certificates from the UK Mathematics Trust.

Year 13 student, Mario Manalu, received the ‘Best in College' award and qualified for the Senior Kangaroo competition; while Year 12 student, Holly McDowall, received the ‘Best in Year’ award.

Maths Challenge 2017

18 students received certificates for their efforts; totalling 6 Silver and 12 Bronze.

The UK Maths Challenge is an annual competition for young people across the UK, which last year more than 675,000 entries from over 4,500 different schools and colleges entered.

Mathematics lecturer, Gary Young said: “The Maths Challenge is a great way to stimulate mathematical problem solving and I’m delighted and proud of the students’ achievements. Nationally, the top 60% of students in the senior category receive a certificate, so it is very pleasing to see many of our students doing so well.”

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