High Maths Scores for Emily and Lucy

High Maths Scores for Emily and Lucy

Emily and Lucy from The Marist School recently took part in this year’s Primary Maths Challenge, run by The Mathematical Association. Both girls worked hard, resulting in scores that reflected their high ability and their good work ethic. Due to her high score, Emily has been presented with a bronze award by The Mathematical Association. This prestigious honour demonstrates her achievement as one of the best young mathematicians in the UK.

The first stage of the challenge took place in November 2017, when the Year 5 and 6 Marist pupils competed alongside 68,000 children across the country. Successfully answering a variety of multiple choice mathematics problems, Emily, aged 11 and Lucy, aged 10, joined the highest scorers who were invited to take part in the PMC Bonus Round in February 2018. 

They both rose to the challenge and Emily was one of 1857 pupils to win an award in the Bonus Round. Speaking of the pupils’ success, Mrs Heard, Class Teacher at The Marist School said:

“We are all extremely proud that we had two girls taking part in the bonus round. It is such an achievement to receive recognition for mathematical ability on a national scale. All of the children at the school enjoyed taking part in the Challenge and most importantly, it shows them that Maths can be fun.”

Lesley Jones from The Mathematical Association added:

“We would like to offer our congratulations to Emily and Lucy and all of the pupils that participated. We received a large number of entries which reflects a real appetite for solving Maths problems and puzzles. We always try to make the questions interesting and accessible, whilst giving pupils an opportunity to apply fundamental Maths skills. It is great to be able to acknowledge brilliant young minds in the UK and nurture the future mathematicians.”

Following their success, Emily and Lucy have also recently taken part in the Junior Maths Challenge which is aimed at pupils at a Senior School level.