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Mathematical Challenge Success 2019

Hutchie’s mathematicians have had a very successful academic session winning an array of prizes across different challenges and competitions.

The Scottish Mathematical Council competition began in September, with pupils submitting detailed written solutions to very challenging questions.

Thirteen pupils took part over two rounds of the competition with ten of them being awarded a Bronze, Silver or Gold certificates.

Three students: David, Adithya (both S5) and Daniel (S1) were given a perfect score of 40 in this competition, an impressive achievement indeed.

In the UK Mathematics Trust competitions Seniors (S5 and S6), Intermediates (S3 and S4) and Juniors (S1 and S2) took a 1 hour multiple choice paper, testing their mathematical reasoning and strategy.

Overall 176 pupils took part, with many achieving success. S1 and S2 pupils who sat the Junior Maths Challenge were particularly successful. Despite having to take the challenge at lunch or after a long day at sports heats, 61 junior pupils achieved a Bronze, Silver or Gold certificate.

This number is a testament to the dedication S1 and S2 pupils have for their Mathematics. In S1, Daniel achieved the highest score in the school, and qualified for the Junior Mathematical Olympiad.

Delphie (S2) not only managed to achieve a Gold certificate in the Junior competition but she also tackled the Intermediate competition, designed for S3 and S4 pupils, and achieved an impressive Silver award. Aaliyah (S4) also entered the Senior competition, usually reserved for S5 and S6 and achieved a Silver award as well.

Both Aaliyah and Ashmi (S4) also took part in the Mathematical Olympiad for Girls, a particularly challenging competition.

Congratulations to all certificate winners, and also to all of those who took part. After such great success in Mathematics this session we are very much looking forward to what the pupils will achieve in 2020.

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