Category: Mathematics

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A PERFECT SCORE!
Puzzle of the Week

Congratulations to all of our students who have competed in the International Maths Puzzle of The Week this year. Overall, Wilson's came 4th in the world and was the best school in England! Eight students competed in every puzzle AND were correct each time (Gauransh, Pahalavan, Siddard, Rohan S, Naman T, Nithilan, Fraser ...

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SOUTHAMPTON CHALLENGE — AWARDS

After a record breaking number of entries into the Southampton University Maths Challenge this year, our winners had the opportunity of attending the award ceremony. Congratulations to the following prizewinners: Arnav, Gautam, Jamie, Gautham and Anish (Junior Challenge) and Shreyas, Advait, Ansh, Poorwa, Hritesh, Pratyush, Reyansh, Arnav, Samarath ...

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2 + 2 = 4

When we say 2 + 2 = 4, what are our definitions of 2, + and 4? Monday's lecture was conducted by Professor Kevin Buzzard of Imperial College London . At first, this statement seems self-evident but Prof. Buzzard explained that proving this fact is complicated and very interesting. When we were taught this fact as young children, it was simply asserted ...

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MATHS CIRCLE & NÁBOJ
Maths Circle Lectures

The mathematical equation that caused the banks to crash

Many students would not give up an hour of their after school time to see a talk and so to see over 180 students from several different schools at Mr Jerrom's talk on the mathematical equation that made banks collapse is testament to his ...

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BEING ACCURATE

This week we had the return of our Wilson's School Maths Circle lectures and a superb first lecture to kick off the 2022 series. Dr Vicky Neale from the University of Oxford spoke about "The importance of being accurate" and focussed on how maths can be used to check and correct information sent over the internet, such as ISBN book codes ...

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2022 LECTURE SERIES

After two years of not being able to hold Maths Circle Lectures, the maths Department is delighted that Wilson's can once again host these lectures. These really are one of the highlights of the school year for the maths department and are a great opportunity for the sixth form ...

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SATRO COMPETITION

Both teams have made it through to the final! On Thursday, 24 February, two teams of students from Year 9 and 10 ventured to St Philomena's School to take part in the SATRO Problem Solving Competition heats. The competition involves the teams being set a practical problem to be solved using only a limited number of resources. The task this time was ...

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MATHS COMPETITION

The Hans Woyda Mathematics Competition is run every year between 64 schools across London, organised into 16 Leagues of 4 teams. Wilson's School haS always been part of this and this year was no different. The competition takes one Year 9, one Year 11, one Year 12 and one Year 13 student from each school and challenges them to complete difficult ...

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UK BEBRAS

The Bebras Computing Challenge introduces computational thinking to students.

It is organised in over 50 countries and designed to get students all over the world excited about computing. The Bebras challenges are made of a set of short problems called Bebras tasks and are delivered online. The tasks are fun, engaging and based on problems ...

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PROBLEM SOLVING

This week, KS4 students were given the opportunity to exhibit their mathematical skills in the first Christ"maths" Olympiad, hosted and designed by The Philomath Club. Simply being proficient in algebra and arithmetic would not have got the contestants far in this competition—it was a challenge designed to test one's logical and problem-solving ...

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JUNIOR AND SENIOR NEWS
Junior News

Out of the 16 students who were invited to take part in the Junior Mathematical Olympiad (because they had been so successful in the Junior Maths Challenge), 6 of them were awarded a medal (5 bronze, 1 gold). Congratulations to them. The photo (banner, above) shows them with their medals: Branhav & Abhinav in year 8; Aditya, ...

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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

Congratulations to all those students who participated in and were successful at, the Southampton University Maths Challenge. They were all invited to an online presentation evening last term and received their certificates last week.

One of the students who took part (Dekrissh, 8C), had the following to say:

"I really enjoyed ...

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RESULTS AND PRIZEWINNERS

Following on from our success over the last 2 years, we had a record number of students enter the Southampton Maths Challenges this year. We received the results last week and are proud to announce a number of students have achieved prizes in both the Junior and Senior Challenges. All prize winners have an exciting opportunity to attend a virtual ...

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YEAR 8 COMPETITION

In the first half of the Summer term Y8 students were given the opportunity to take part in the Maths department’s creative writing competition, which gives students the opportunity to blend their mathematical and literary skills.

Congratulations to the following prize-winners:
First – Sam (8C)
Second – Vivaan (8B)

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YEAR 7 & 8 PROGRESS

All our year 7 and 8 pupils sat the Junior Maths Challenge (JMC) at the end of April. Their results were fantastic with 156 gold awards, 125 silver and 72 bronze. Top scorer was Shreyas (8S) with only one question wrong whilst the second highest score was by Houting (7C).

All those who gained a gold award have qualified for a follow-Yeaon ...

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DEPARTMENTAL UPDATE

Even with the recent lockdown, pupils have not had to miss out on some fantastic enrichment opportunities. Last year, Wilson's School was the most successful school to take part in the annual University of Southampton Maths Challenge and this year we hope to retain our title with a staggering 88 entries across Years 7 to 10. Just this week, pupils ...


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