On Monday 17 June, four Habs mathematics students participated in the UK Team Mathematics Challenge National Final. After qualifying for the finals as runners-up in the Regional Finals back in March, the boys participated in the final challenge which was set in Lindley Hall in London. This competition featured the top 88 school team qualifiers, which had been narrowed down from the initial entries of over 1,700 schools!
The Habs team consisted of Sai (8R1), Matthew (9H1), Erekle (9M1) and Thomas (8J1), and they competed in five rounds of mathematical competition. These rounds included 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, and a poster competition based on a mathematical subject. The competition combined mathematical, communication and teamwork skills to offer students other ways to express and develop their enjoyment of mathematics.
At the end of the enjoyable day, the boys were placed fourth in the country. This is Habs’ highest placing in recent years and is a remarkable achievement considering the number of schools involved.
The School would like to thank Mr Haring and Mrs Brock for all their work and commitments as they run the after-school maths club each week, which is growing in popularity.
Congratulations to the boys!