By Martin Hanak, Head of Maths
Every year around 200,000 students from the UK take part in the UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge and the top-scoring 40% of participants are awarded Bronze, Silver and Gold certificates in the ratio 3:2:1. This year, 72 Bedalians were among the participants. Congratulations to the students who were awarded certificates, listed below:
Block 3: 7 bronze and 3 silver certificates
Bronze: Candice Kamal, Joe Cullen, Rafael Legorburu, John Hall, Katharine Cecil, Meiya Feng, Reuben Stannah
Silver: Archie Holmes, Dylan Hui, Izzy Land
Block 4: 13 bronze and 5 silver certificates
Bronze: Daisy Taylor, Mike Wei, Ben Greening, Connor O’Donoghue, Nate Shuster, Beatrice Lingham, Pim Rippinger, Anna Anikieva, Arlo Martin, Jac Wheeler, John Wentworth-Stanley, Teo Sydow-Elias, Rowena le Poer Trench
Silver: Renee Luo, Benjamin Tsang, Gabriella Stephenson, Chubbs Bailey, Coco Witheridge
Block 5: 3 silver and 2 gold certficates
Silver: Zakhar Gabriadze, Adam Forsyth, Raef Macnaghten
Gold: Annabelle Snell, LJ Phelan
Notably, Block 5 students Annabelle Snell and LJ Phelan – both of whom were awarded Gold certificates – qualified for the next round of the competition, the European Kangaroo, which will take place on 19 March. In addition, Annabelle has been invited to one of the UKMT’s summer schools, which places were amongst the top 1.5% of scorers in the Intermediate Maths Challenge.
If you want to try your hand at the test, find this year’s questions here, and this year’s solutions (should you need them!) here. For a Gold certificate, you’ll need to answer at least 18 questions correctly. Good luck!