BHGS came first in the Year 8 Maths Team Challenge heat with one of our 2 teams going through to the final in June
There were two teams from BHGS who competed in the Year 8 Mathematical Challenge against teams from other schools. Our school hosted one of the heats. Team A consisted of Zoe Gibbons, Eleanor Raines, Charlotte Gould and Elissa Talaee. Team B consisted of Erin Phillips, Charlotte Talmage, Katy Marsalek and Eliana Chaplin.
There were 4 rounds to the competition. In the first general mathematics round, the girls had to answer a series of questions in a specific time; round 2 involved memory with half of a team looking at a poster and tasked to use spoken descriptions to allow the other half of the team to draw it; round 3 was about estimating, where we were given everyday objects to use in order to estimate mass, distance, number, etc… Finally, round 4 was a general maths task, similar to round one but with different questions.
Team A were the overall winners of the heat and are through to the final round which will take place later on the 19th June in Stevenage. In addition, the team achieved a score of 191 which was the highest score throughout all the heats which took place across the country.
Elissa stated after they competed: “I was scared but excited about the competition. We worked very well as a team and to the best of our abilities to attempt to answer every question”.
In Year 9, Simisola Rogers and Tegan Frampton, had also done exceptionally well in the Intermediate Maths Challenge earlier this year and qualified for the next round.
We would like to thank Mrs Dudley and Mr Stevens for this great opportunity and for all of the training and practice activities they provided for us to achieve what we have.
Written by Libby, Year 8