Number Crunching At University Maths Feast

Maths was the dish of the day for two teams of CHS students after they were highly commended in the Year 10 Maths Feast held at The University of Manchester

26 teams from across the North West took part in the annual competition testing mathematical, communication and teamwork skills.

Special prizes were awarded after each round. CHS came 2nd overall, and both teams were commended for their exceptional work in all rounds of the competition.

The achievement follows success at last year’s event when six of the competitors took first place in the Year 9 competition.

Organised by the Further Mathematics Support Programme, the competition challenged CHS’s Further Maths students in problem solving and supported their studies in cryptography which they have been working on outside of School.

Taking place across several rounds, the students were challenged to put different skills and strategies into action without the use of calculators, rulers and protractors. Each year the format of the competition changes slightly to keep the competitors on their toes!

CHS Maths Teacher, Mrs Vicki Byrne said: “It was a very positive day and a great way to challenge the students by teaching them to think outside the box… it was really nice for them to take their maths skills and put them into the real world.”

further maths Students in year 10 at cheadle hulme school hold up their prize-winning mathematics certificates after competing in the FMSP Year 10 Maths Feast at The University of Manchester