Problem Solving Adds Up To Success For Maths Students

Delighted Year 7 and 8 pupils are celebrating after receiving certificates to mark their success in a national mathematics competition.

Around 50 Key Stage 3 students took part in the hotly-contested 2019 UK Junior Mathematical Challenge.

The contest is the UK’s most popular mathematics competition with more than 300,000 students from across the country taking part each year. It aims to stimulate the key skill of problem solving and provide a rewarding experience.

The top-scoring 40% of participants in the competition receive reward certificates and around half of the Moseley Park students who took part achieved this honour – putting the school well above the national average.

Mr Blewitt, who leads the challenge in school, said: “The Mathematics department is extremely proud of our talented young mathematicians. Their hard work and dedication during lessons has improved their problem solving skills, which bodes very well for their future success.”

For more information on the UK mathematical challenges, visit the website www.ukmt.org.uk