Maths whizzes find formula for success

One silver and three bronzes added up to success for a team of brainboxes taking part in a prestigious competition held by the UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT).

Macclesfield College AS Level maths students took part in the UKMT senior challenge, where competitors had 90 minutes to answer 25 multiple choice questions under exam conditions.

Gold prizes were awarded to the top 10
per cent of entrants, while the next 20 per cent achieve silver and the next 30 per cent gain bronze.

Of the five students from Macclesfield College in the competition, one was awarded silver and three were awarded bronze.

Macclesfield College maths lecturer David Mayers said: “This is the first time the college has entered the competition and I’m really proud of all our participating students who performed exceptionally well.”

The UKMT is a charity that aims to advance the education of children and
young people in maths and its competitions are the largest in the UK with 600,000 students taking part.