The West Buckland team of Owen Zhou, David Davies, Hazel Li and Jamie Dennis performed admirably being placed third overall, out of 20 teams from across Devon, in the regional heat of the UKMT Senior Team Maths Challenge on 16th November at Exmouth Community College.
The competition involved three rounds of demanding mathematical problems. The first round contained a set of questions that the students had to solve as a team. The second round required the students to work in pairs to complete a cross number where each pair only has access to half of the clues. The third and final round called the shuttle, required the students to solve problems in pairs against the clock, where each subsequent questions relied upon the answer to the previous problem.
This was a very demanding exercise and the team did exceptionally well and deserve congratulations.