Marvellous Mathematicians

It was a case of Maths over matter for Year 7 pupil Alexandros and Year 10 pupil Rahul when they put their skills to the test and were awarded prizes in the Mathematical Education on Merseyside (MEM) Challenge

The MEM Challenge takes place every year over February Half Term, giving pupils the chance to expand their mathematical ability and skills.

Unlike other maths challenges the MEM Challenge gives pupils the opportunity to use their marvellous maths knowledge independently and to undertake research into an unseen branch of the subject. 

This year the competition attracted thousands of entries by pupils from 129 schools across the northwest.

Following in the footsteps of last year’s winners Maham and Rohit (who is also Rahul’s older brother) Alexandros and Rahul were two of the few people to be recognised with an award.

Both pupils have been awarded with a certificate of Merit and were invited to a prize-giving ceremony at the University of Liverpool.

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Alexandros, who also came top of the year in CHS’s own Year 7 Maths Challenge and is through to the next round, said: “I enjoy maths, my favourite is Algebra and problem-solving equations. When I found out I had won a prize it was so unexpected because I had entered months before. Next year I hope to win the top prize so will need to spend more time working on any areas of weakness.”

He continued: “The prize-giving in Liverpool was fun and exciting; there were lots of people and lots of different challenges to do from Geometry like measuring interior angles to probability. I liked the Roadshow challenge, the Maths on the Move treasure hunt, and the computer quiz.”

CHS Teacher of Mathematics, Mrs Byrne said: “This really is an incredible achievement and I am extremely proud of them both for producing such incredible pieces of work!”