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Year 7 & 8 pupils take part in UK Maths Challenge

Posted: 3rd May 2017 | Category: Year 7, Year 8

Back row left to right

Freddy, Matthew T, Toby, Alice, Jasmine

Front row

Jiya, Guthrie, Libby and Molly

Last Thursday, 27th April, nine pupils from Years 7 and 8 competed in the UKMC, the UK's biggest maths competition. They sat an hour long paper here at Skippers at the same time as thousands of other pupils. The year 8 girls reported: "It was a very challenging paper but a good experience!" Although it was a multiple choice paper, candidates risked losing marks if the answer was incorrect, so guessing was not a good strategy for this paper! We await the results...

If you fancy a challenge here's a typical question (no calculators!): 
In Shakespeare's play As you Like it Rosalind speaks to Orlando about "He that will divide a minute into a thousand parts". Which of the following is equal to the number of seconds in one thousandth of a minute?
A  0.24,   B  0.6,   C  0.024,   D  0.06,   E  0.006
Answers in the  next  newsletter.

Mrs Ringrose

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