On Thursday 3rd November, an elite team of some of our best senior mathematicians, Hosouk Lee, Jim Tse (both Y13), Maxi Purewal (Y12) and Navonil Neogi (Y11) competed in the Regional Final of the Senior Team Maths Challenge. On paper it was our strongest team yet and our reputation clearly preceded us after our perfect score of 180/180 last year, with Wellington looking downcast after they enquired what school we were from.
The event consisted of 3 rounds: a group round consisting of 10 difficult maths problems for the team to solve together, a cross number (the maths equivalent of a crossword), and the dreaded ‘relay’, where students have to work against the clock and where each answer feeds in to the next question.
The boys lived up to their reputation, with a commanding performance that saw them achieving 1st place and hence a place in the National Final in February. Tiffin saw off competition from Wellington College (in 2nd place) among other schools such as St Paul’s Girls’ and Tiffin Girls’. Congratulations to the four of them.